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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Tika questions on StackOverflow
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:53:06 GMT
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
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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
>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
>other StackExchange network sites, largely because of that traffic. That
>means you will find some restrictions at the start, but they go away
>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
>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
>up vote you to get you to the minimum rep score to escape them!

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