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From "Allison, Timothy B." <talli...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: Tika questions on StackOverflow
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:54:48 GMT
Y, thank you, Nick!

I've been monitoring the Solr user's list when I have time.

Are there other consumer lists we should be following?  Elastic Search?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mattmann, Chris A (3980) [mailto:chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:53 AM
To: dev@tika.apache.org
Subject: Re: Tika questions on StackOverflow

Great post Nick

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398) NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Burch <apache@gagravarr.org>
Reply-To: "dev@tika.apache.org" <dev@tika.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 3:22 AM
To: "dev@tika.apache.org" <dev@tika.apache.org>
Subject: Tika questions on StackOverflow

>Hi All
>This may be old news for some of you, in which case you can skip the 
>email, but for others... StackOverflow is a programming-focused 
>question and answer site, with excellent google-foo, quite wide use, 
>and growing use. At the moment I'd say there's something like a new 
>Tika question a day on it, and that number seems to be climbing. (It's 
>quite bursty though, 2 one day, nothing for the next few)
>Increasingly, new users seem to be turning to StackOverflow to get help 
>with projects, learn how to use them etc, in place of joining a mailing 
>list and asking a question. There's also a lot of people out there who 
>know about Tika, aren't on our lists, but are posting helpful replies
>(answers) to questions on how to use Tika.
>(There's also a fair number of useless people asking very basic 
>questions, without full information, and without having done any 
>research / checked existing questions / checked out site / etc. They 
>tend to get moderated down pretty quickly though, or they learn and 
>edit the question)
>Because StackOverflow gets a lot of newbie traffic, they have some 
>rules, and can be quite strict on enforcing them. A lot stricted than 
>many of the other StackExchange network sites, largely because of that 
>traffic. That means you will find some restrictions at the start, but 
>they go away soon.
>You do need to be careful to actually answer questions with an answer, 
>asking for clarifications or saying "can't help, ask on the list" as an 
>answer won't go down well.
>If you're interested to see what sort of questions there are, see 
>for what has been asked recently, and
>for the most "popular"
>There are a few of us on StackOverflow already, but you might want to 
>join in too. You certainly don't have to! But you might want to, not 
>only to help, but also to get bug reports, find out what docs we need 
>to update, and maybe even spot people answering who we can ask to join 
>the project.
>If you sign up for an account, you can get emails when people ask Tika 
>related questions, so you can know to go look if it interests you. To 
>do that, go to
>     http://stackexchange.com/filters/212512/apache-tika-questions
>On the right it should have an "Email Updates" box, where you can 
>subscribe to get emailed for new questions on a timing of your choice
>If you have questions on using StackOverflow, I'm happy to do my best 
>to explain. They have pretty good help/documentation, and they have the 
>"meta" site to check policies / why reasons / etc.
>You will suffer some restrictions as a new user, but they go away when 
>your answers get a few up-votes. Let us know your username if you sign 
>up and answer something, then the few of us who already use 
>StackOverflow can up vote you to get you to the minimum rep score to 
>escape them!

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