[developers] [Matrix-dev] poll: stack exchange?

Michael Wayne Goodman goodmami at uw.edu
Fri Jul 21 21:36:00 CEST 2017

Hi Olga,

I think a similar idea was brought up at Stanford last year, partially as a
way to make what we're doing more visible and to lower some barriers for
asking questions.

But a separate stackexchange forum might not be the best path forward as
it's too narrow a topic. People have asked questions about HPSG on
StackOverflow, and you could create an [hpsg] tag if you have 1500+
reputation points, but they have to be used in at least 1 question every 6
months or they get removed. Alternatively, we could reuse other tags, like
[nlp], [grammar], or [linguistics].

There's also a linguistics forum in beta:
https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/. Its stats (
https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/6673/linguistics) show that it's
doing ok, but it needs more questions per day, so if we join up with that
forum we can both benefit.

What do you think?

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Olga Zamaraeva <olzama at uw.edu> wrote:

> I was curious how many people on these lists would be interested in
> participating in a stack exchange site (like stackoverflow, tex-exchange,
> math-exchange etc), as an alternative/supplement to this mailing list?
> The site would house questions about grammar engineering with HPSG, I
> imagine, particularly using the Grammar Matrix.
> These sites both promote quality question/answering and provide a very
> convenient way to look up things which had already been answered/discussed.
> I created a proposal for such a site on stackexchange.com but I suspect
> we won't have enough users? They want 60 users or something like that, to
> send the proposal "live".
> In any case, here's the proposal, if you think it is a good idea and would
> like to follow.
> https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/111508/grammar-engineering
> Alternatively, if you think it is a bad idea, also let me know!
> Thank you,
> Olga
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Michael Wayne Goodman
Ph.D. Candidate, UW Linguistics
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