Paleontology Stack Exchange
Because you can never have enough information about Dinosaurs on the internet.
… and we’re live
Along with 10.10 here comes askubuntu.com. We’ve had a great beta where many experienced people participated and we had a nice standard of high quality answers and low noise. We’re experiencing a flood of new users and questions, so feel free to help out.
Remember people love to vote on answers with screenshots and easy to use instructions. Go get em!
Help us support StackExchange sites in Gwibber
Now that the OAuth apocalypse is over and my gwibber works again I had a thought of how to integrate with more services. Wouldn’t it be neat if we stretched out to other services, like say … the new Ubuntu Stack Exchange (I suck at GIMP, but you get the idea):
Since we do multiple columns you could do your favorite tags, unanswered questions, hot questions, whatever you like. Just like I do on my phone with Droidstack. You can just add whichever SE network site you wanted!
I’ve already chatted with Ryan Paul about it and he’d be happy to review a patch since him and Ken are busy with smashing bugs. If you’re interested in this kind of feature please grab the bug and rock it! https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/629826
What’s all this new SE business and how does it help my team?
I have put together a guide on how existing Ubuntu teams can use the Stack Exchange, since I am seeing a trend of people who might not be familiar with the concept. We’ll be refining this over time.
After you’re ready come join us and help us rock support for users.
Stack Applet, vanity for your SE rep.
I mailed George Edison (the author) with some tips and stuff, and next thing you know he’s got it up on Launchpad ready to go, so if you want to dive in and start filing and fixing bugs, feel free to hop in.
The team PPA isn’t ready yet, so use George’s PPA to install it:
The package name is “stackapplet”. Many thanks to Luke Farone for uploading this into Debian (it’ll make it’s way into Maverick as well!).
Ubuntu Stack Exchange Proposal
The Ubuntu Stack Exchange is an idea to have an Ubuntu-specific exchange. If you’re not familiar with how these sites work then look at Stack Overflow, which is probably the most popular, and apparently also popular with programmers.
Before the site gets approved we need people to commit to using it (because it wouldn’t make sense if people didn’t use it!). Click here if you’re interested in participating.