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Stack Overflow

Postby Kevin » Fri May 18, 2018 9:21 am

Hi All,

After getting more spam notifications last week, I started investigating the feasibility of using Stack Overflow (usage of which was proposed at the last Jade User Group as a better alternative to these forums).

There is a curveball with this. The existing 'jade' tag is setup as a tag synonym which redirects to 'pug'. That project was previously called 'jade' until it was forced to rename. However, while it's not occurring as often, there are still questions being asked about pug which use 'jade' terminology.

FYI - For anyone aware of the Java Agent DEvelopment Framework (also referred to as JADE) - This gets discussed on Stack Overflow as well, but the agents-jade tag is already used which avoids confusion.

As we'd ideally be able to use the jade tag, and pug shouldn't be referred to as that anymore - I've asked if the jade tag can be re-purposed for us to use.

While there doesn't appear to be any technical reason against it (following some debate), there's no justification for this to happen (yet) either, because we aren't already using the site yet for JADE related questions.

Hence, the recommendation is to use a 'jade-platform' tag initially (unless there's a better suggestion?)

Later on, we can revisit using the jade tag, when the need is demonstrated by on-topic questions about JADE being posted. Until then, we'd need to avoid using the jade tag (as that'll redirect to pug and cause confusion).

Before posting an initial "What is JADE?" question to get things started ... Are others still keen on this idea?


David D
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Re: Stack Overflow

Postby David D » Fri May 18, 2018 11:54 am

jade-platform sounds fine, please go ahead, we need a modern jade online community functioning.

James Burnby
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Re: Stack Overflow

Postby James Burnby » Fri May 18, 2018 12:21 pm

I am keen on the idea. I haven't visited this forum for a few years and finding the login details was rather difficult. Whereas, Stack Overflow was very easy to jump back in.

Advantages I see:
1. This forum software is rather outdated, but isn't used enough to update. I actually typed numbers rather than using bullets here.
2. Stack Overflow is a very stable and maintained site.
3. There are a few people around with an Stack Overflow account, so it would be one less place to check.
4. Jade do not need to try and maintain a system that is outside their expertise.


Aaron Shewkani
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Re: Stack Overflow

Postby Aaron Shewkani » Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 pm

I'm keen, it's a very good idea.

Stack Overflow is super popular, it would be great to have a presence and an active community for jade-platform, very useful for everybody, especially for beginners.

Sharing is good :)


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