[petsc-users] Computational Science StackExchange: another venue for questions

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sun Dec 25 11:55:53 CST 2011

Many of you may be familiar with StackOverflow and similar sites that have
appeared over the last three years. Now there is a beta site devoted to
computational science questions.


Notable advantages relative to mailing lists are

* automatic suggestions for related questions in which your problem may
have already been addressed displayed *while you are typing your question*
* better indexing by search engines
* voting on questions and answers tends to reduce the time to find an
authoritative answer
* ability to edit questions and answers to stay relevant to later releases
and to improve quality/comprehensiveness
* automatic indexing of related and "linked" questions

There are already some PETSc questions there and several of the developers
are active on the site. I encourage you to consider asking questions of
general interest there. If you ask a question involving PETSc, please use
the "petsc" tag.

Let us know what you think.
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