Upon further inspection, I don't think this would be as simple as creating a StackExchange filter subscribed to user@; the emails sent include an unsubscribe link, which anyone could click and break the subscription.
It should be valuable to get a digest of SO questions on user@ (and dev@) but I think this should be one-way, i.e. respective questions should be answered on SO.
I think we'd better ask user@ before we subscribe the list to a regular automated email. Daily might be OK for dev@ but I would guess that user@ might prefer less frequent. It will have a predictable subject so it should be easy to filter if someone is not interested.
+1 for the daily/weekly digest to user@
On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 10:52 AM Maximilian Michels <mxm@xxxxxxxxxx
Great idea! I'd prefer a daily/weekly digest if possible.
On 05.11.18 19:44, Tim Robertson wrote:
> Thanks for raising this Anton
> It would be very easy to forward new SO questions to the user@
> list, or a new list if we're worried about the noise.
> +1 (preference on user@ until there are too many)
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:18 PM Scott Wegner <scott@xxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:scott@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> I like the idea of working to improve the our presence on Q&A sites
> like StackOverflow. SO is a great resource and much more
> discoverable / searchable than a mail archive.
> One idea on how to improve our presence: StackOverflow supports
> setting up email subscriptions  for particular tags. It would be
> very easy to forward new SO questions to the user@ list, or a new
> list if we're worried about the noise.
>  https://stackexchange.com/filters/new
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 9:54 AM Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:jb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> That's "classic" in the Apache projects. And yes, most of the
> time, we
> periodically send or ask the dev to check the questions on other
> channels like stackoverflow.
> It makes sense to send a reminder or a list of open questions on the
> user mailing list (users can help each other too).
> On 05/11/2018 18:25, Anton Kedin wrote:
> > Hi dev@,
> > I was looking at stackoverflow questions tagged with
> `apache-beam` 
> > and wanted to ask your opinion. It feels like it's easier for
> some users
> > to ask questions on stackoverflow than on user@. Overall
> > between the two channels seems comparable but a lot of
> > questions are not answered while questions on user@ get some
> > most of the time. Would it make sense to increase dev@
> visibility into
> > stackoverflow, e.g. by sending periodic digest or some other way?
> >  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/apache-beam
> > Regards,
> > Anton
> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
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