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

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 14:41:42 UTC 2012


I think we tried that originally and it got merged with the general security one

Dinis Cruz

On 26 Jan 2012, at 14:39, Thomas Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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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