[Owasp-leaders] What is the problem with http://security.stackexchange.com/

Thomas Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 14:39:11 UTC 2012


We (OWASP) could ask for appsec.stackexchange and volunteer to moderate/sponsor its shared goal

Semper Fi,

Tom Brennan
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tombrennan
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On Jan 26, 2012, at 9:34 AM, Rory Mccune <rorym at nmrconsult.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I'd say that security stackexchange is a good option.  Ive been a user of it more or less since launch and the community is pretty good, the mods are reasonable and it's a free service, so no questions of content being restricted to paying members.  
> 
> Definitely additional oomph from owasp membership would be great.
> 
> The referrals from stackoverflow and other stack exchange sites are useful as people who ask security related questions can be easily redirected without losing context and also if a offtopic question comes up in the forum it can be moved without just closing it down.
> 
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Rory
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> On 26 Jan 2012, at 13:50, Chris Schmidt <chris.schmidt at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
>> experts-exchange is a pay service, I would recommend staying away from.
>> 
>> I am curious what is wrong with stack-exchange as well. This sounds like
>> *exactly* what the intent of that experiment was. I haven't been there
>> for a few weeks, but last I checked people were still actively using it
>> as well. With a little additional oomph from the OWASP membership I
>> think that it could become very active. Stack exchange already ranks
>> extremely well in search results so for the majority of people who
>> google their questions, I think this is a better solution all the way
>> around.
>> 
>> Additionally, there is already an OWASP irc channel that we could start
>> promoting as a place to come ask questions to, right now it is usually
>> just a few of us lurkers but we do occasionally get people in who have
>> security questions.
>> 
>> On 1/26/2012 5:33 AM, Achim wrote:
>>> another one is experts-exchange.com which has an established user management, supports
>>> forum with mail notifications (also chat IIRC), has some kind of round table,
>>> and the questions and answers are "moderated".
>>> 
>>> Just my 2 pence,
>>> Achim
>>> 
>>> Am 26.01.2012 10:47, schrieb dinis cruz:
>>>> And why don't we use it?
>>>> 
>>>> There are clearly a couple issues with it, or we would be using it.
>>>> 
>>>> Can we identify them? (so that we learn from the past)
>>>> 
>>>> Dinis Cruz
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