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Re: emacs stackexchange beta site


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: emacs stackexchange beta site
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:13:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> Adding an emacs SX site just adds one more site to
>> monitor, because I guess it won't be forbiden to ask
>> an emacs question on superuser or tex in the future.
>
> That was exactly my point.

That's the strangest point ever. How can an
Emacs-specific site make it more difficult to monitor?
It will be *easier* to monitor because all Emacs stuff
will be at one place!

> And I don't see any great "PR" advantage, personally.
> Is it so hard for users of SE sites to learn about
> tags and filters?

Again, the tags will be much more elaborate and
Emacs-specific on the Emacs site.

> Especially Emacs users and potential users?
> If Emacs really needs PR that reaches past an
> individual's ability to learn how to search for Emacs
> questions and answers and throws "!! EMACS !!"
> directly in their face so they'll notice it better,
> then it's a sad day for Emacs and Emacs users
> generally (IMHO).

Emacs shouldn't be a holy grale at the end of the
rainbow. I have no problems with kids and morons
starting to use Emacs at any stage of their age/degree
of moronity. It won't make anyone more stupid and some
will learn tremendously from it. Some will contribute
themselves, one day. We have schools and we force the
kids to go there. We don't expect the kids to be
alright and eventually figure out how to write, read,
count, and behave, left all alone. We obviously can't
force anyone to use the software we believe in but we
can give it maximum exposure so that at least a
fraction of the computer people of tomorrow will know
of other software than the MS and Apple IDEs.

-- 
underground experts united


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