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meta forum for ROS answers?

asked 2013-02-21 13:06:20 -0500

bit-pirate gravatar image

Recent discussions on ros-users showed that ROS Answers is ... Hmm, let's say ... That there is room for improvement. :-)

For this reason there are "meta forums" for stack exchange Q&A's, where people are discussing the usage of the Q&A forum itself.

Example:

http://robotics.stackexchange.com/

http://meta.robotics.stackexchange.com/

In order to not spam the normal ROS-related Q&As with forum-related/AskBot-related questions, I'd like to suggest to implement a meta forum for ROS Answers.

What do you think?

PS: There is a related question on AskBot, but unfortunately no answer to it: http://askbot.org/en/question/6797/hosted-meta-site-linked-to-main-site/

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Hi, Marcus. Isn't ros-users mailing list is a some sort of "meta-site" already?

Boris gravatar image Boris  ( 2013-02-21 16:39:11 -0500 )edit

Just found out, that we are making use of GitHub issues for answers.ros.org (see here). Altthough I like this approach, we should clearly state somewhere, which questions/problems should be asked where (answers.ros.org, ros-users, GitHub)!

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-27 12:38:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-21 20:28:17 -0500

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Recent dicussions on ros-users sho that ros-users is a satisfactory place to discuss such things. Adding more places just makes it harder to track dicussions. We can handle some small surplus of meta questions and discussions both here and on ros-users currently.

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Personally, I agree with your (and @Boris) point of view. However, there have also been comments about ros-users being "high bandwidth" and other comments indicating it being too lively for some. Hence, I decided to ask this questions here.

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-24 13:36:44 -0500 )edit

If more users agree with this point of view (i.e. upvotes/comments), we should clearly state somewhere, where users should ask questions and place request about ros answers, e.g. Get Involved page).

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-24 13:39:42 -0500 )edit

the answers.ros.org tag could serve as a meta tag

2ROS0 gravatar image 2ROS0  ( 2018-02-07 12:57:03 -0500 )edit
130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2018-02-07 13:12:22 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-02-07 13:06:17 -0500

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We have had a github repo ros-infrastructure/answers.ros.org for tracking meta issues for Answers website for awhile. I assume any improvement discussion can be done there as well.

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