Wikianswers vs. StackOverflow

23. February, 2009

I’ve mentioned StackOverflow a few times. If you have a question related to software development, that’s the place to go. But there is no place to ask other questions.

Well, five days ago, wikianswers started and … there is still no place to ask other questions. I do not doubt that Jimmy Whales knows what he’s doing but for some reason, he didn’t notice Web 2.0. Yes, wikianswers looks nice (well, the top of the page does; let’s not go into the rest, especially the search results and such).

Obviously, this site runs on top of the MediaWiki software. While the guys on StackOverflow pulled every string to make it as simple as possible to ask and answer a question, I feel that the workflow on wikianswers drains a lot of my enthusiasm even before I get to answer a question.

Good luck, Jimmy! We really need a place to ask questions.