January 15
On Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 19:06:06 UTC, Marcone wrote:

> "yahoo answers" is better than "stackoverflow".

No

January 15
On Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 19:06:06 UTC, Marcone wrote:

> "yahoo answers" is better than "stackoverflow"

Not sure if joking or trying to create meme
January 15
On Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 16:47:51 UTC, Q. Schroll wrote:
> Moving from https://forum.dlang.org/group/learn to stackoverflow (SO) would probably give D some more visibility.
> Just for the sake of code blocks and syntax highlighting, the move to stackoverflow would be a win.

Good idea, it would also be better for people googling dlang questions because they can quickly see the best answers that have been voted up. The question would often also be clearer and with a better title due to editing, so more likely to be picked up by Google.

(Often I've searched the forum and failed to find the post I remember seeing despite using clear search terms).
January 15
On Friday, 15 January 2021 at 13:21:34 UTC, Nick Treleaven wrote:
> On Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 16:47:51 UTC, Q. Schroll wrote:
>> Moving from https://forum.dlang.org/group/learn to stackoverflow (SO) would probably give D some more visibility.
>> Just for the sake of code blocks and syntax highlighting, the move to stackoverflow would be a win.
>
> Good idea, it would also be better for people googling dlang questions because they can quickly see the best answers that have been voted up. The question would often also be clearer and with a better title due to editing, so more likely to be picked up by Google.
>
> (Often I've searched the forum and failed to find the post I remember seeing despite using clear search terms).

StackOverflow is ill-suited to serve as a community forum. But there's no need to "move". People already ask D questions there. IMO, they'd be much better off asking them here.
January 15
On Friday, 15 January 2021 at 14:40:24 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> StackOverflow is ill-suited to serve as a community forum. But there's no need to "move". People already ask D questions there. IMO, they'd be much better off asking them here.

The answers in the learn forum are usually of very high quality indeed, but it would be even better with a topical index so that finding old answers would be easier.

Doesn't have to be on SO, it could be embedded in dlang.org.

I suspect many newbies are unaware of the existence of a learn forum...

January 18
On Friday, 15 January 2021 at 14:40:24 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Friday, 15 January 2021 at 13:21:34 UTC, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>> On Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 16:47:51 UTC, Q. Schroll wrote:
>>> Moving from https://forum.dlang.org/group/learn to stackoverflow (SO) would probably give D some more visibility.
>>> Just for the sake of code blocks and syntax highlighting, the move to stackoverflow would be a win.
>>
>> Good idea, it would also be better for people googling dlang questions because they can quickly see the best answers that have been voted up. The question would often also be clearer and with a better title due to editing, so more likely to be picked up by Google.
>>
>> (Often I've searched the forum and failed to find the post I remember seeing despite using clear search terms).
>
> StackOverflow is ill-suited to serve as a community forum. But there's no need to "move". People already ask D questions there. IMO, they'd be much better off asking them here.

As I said, Learn isn't really a community forum; it's where people, not necessarily beginners, ask questions about how to solve a problem with D. I never suggested moving General or Announce to SO. That wouldn't fit, that's for sure.
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