Is users.scala-lang.org ready to be announced?


#1

As the only post (besides this one at the time of writing) apparently is about Code of Conduct on Nov '16 I wonder if this is waiting for some official go live before being announced to the world.

I always felt Scala would benefit from some kind of central hub for it’s community in the way this site has the potential to be.

Cheers,
Oswaldo


#2

We haven’t yet announced this forum yet. We wanted to see how it would work first at contributors.scala-lang.org and then if successful, migrate scala-users to users.scala-lang.org. Given the success of contributors.scala-lang.org, I expect in the coming weeks or months we’ll be switching over users.scala-lang.org as well :slight_smile:


#3

an announcement has now gone out to scala-user, here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/scala-user/ytJ8p0ywls8


#4

The categories still look a bit random to me (https://users.scala-lang.org/categories) - or should people use “Uncategorized” for their generic Scala questions? The “about this category” post in “Announce” has some generic text (About the Announce category).


#5

Yeah, the categories are still the generic categories. Which categories should we have then?


#6

PS, I think “Uncategorized” shouldn’t be permitted…


#7

Agree on disallowing “Uncategorized”, I asked for this on the other forum :slight_smile: https://contributors.scala-lang.org/t/disallow-topics-without-category/456

Which categories to have is not obvious, maybe start a thread on that question?


#8

I’d add “questions”, “syntax”, “announce”, “libraries”, “platform” for a starter, more will come to mind


#9

Ok done. I added all of those except for platform, only because I guess platform-related posts should be on contributors.scala-lang.org. I’ve also required that all posts have a category now.

That said, if there are any categories you guys think we should add, just say the word!


#10

Any way to get the email delay down? It’s looking like ~12 minutes of delay between a post appearing here and it actually appearing in my inbox.