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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Stack Overflow?
Date Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:01:45 GMT
Ha!  That's exactly what I was saying (or trying to say) in my reply.

Regarding this:
> Going forward I for one was going to try and mine our archives more at
> least for dealing with the repeats.

Do you mean manually, or did you have something more sophisticated in mind?

Thanks,
Otis
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----- Original Message ----
> From: Stack <stack@duboce.net>
> To: user@hbase.apache.org
> Cc: "Buttler, David" <buttler1@llnl.gov>
> Sent: Thu, February 24, 2011 12:16:50 AM
> Subject: Re: Stack Overflow?
> 
> Hey David:
> 
> Yeah, a few of us have started to refer to the 'two week  cycle' where
> it seems the same questions come around again.
> 
> Karl  Fogels' Producing Open Source Software,
> http://producingoss.com/en/producingoss.pdf, has a good section on
> this  topic.  In it he advocates 'Conspicuous Use of Archives':
> 
> "Use those  archives as much as possible, and as conspicuously as
> possible. Even when you  know the
> answer to some question off the top of your head, if you think  there's
> a reference in the archives that
> contains the answer, spend the  time to dig it up and present it. Every
> time you do that in a  publicly
> visible way, some people learn for the first time that the  archives
> are there, and that searching in them
> can produce answers. Also,  by referring to the archives instead of
> rewriting the advice, you  reinforce
> the social norm against duplicating information. Why have the  same
> answer in two different places?"
> [Pg 105]
> 
> The new  search-hadoop.com search box that is at the top right hand
> corner of  hbase.apache.org since the new maven-generated 0.90.0 hbase
> website went up,  makes the digging in archives quite a bit easier.
> 
> Going forward I for one  was going to try and mine our archives more at
> least for dealing with the  repeats.
> 
> Thanks for bringing up this topic  David,
> St.Ack
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Buttler, David  <buttler1@llnl.gov> wrote:
> > Hi  all,
> > It seems that we are getting a lot of repeated questions now.   Perhaps it 
>would be useful to start migrating the simple questions off to  stackoverflow 
>(or whichever stack exchange website is most appropriate), and  just pointing 
>people there?  Obviously there are still a lot of questions that  can't be 
>migrated over since they require detailed examination of logs, but some  solid 
>answers over there may help keep the signal high on this  list.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> 

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