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From Marcelo Vanzin <>
Subject Re: Discourse: A proposed alternative to the Spark User list
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:29:27 GMT
On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
> I think a Spark site would have a lot less traffic. One annoyance is
> that people can't figure out when to post on SO vs Data Science vs
> Cross Validated.

Another is that a lot of the discussions we see on the Spark users
list would be closed very quickly at Stack Overflow. Long and abstract
discussions are generally a good recipe to get your question closed.
Which is an argument for why Discourse would be more appropriate, I

Finally, maybe I'm showing my age, but I really dislike having to
follow lots of different places. What would happen is that,
personally, I'd end up either ignoring any new discussion forum, or
just treating it like a mailing list and doing everything by e-mail.
Now get off my lawn.


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