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Codidact seems like a good alternative. Some good things:
their april’s fools “you have exceeded your daily text copy limit” may not be that off after all ☹️
I expect major changes and awkward synergies.
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The difference is GitHub has Gitea, Gitlab, etc. as open source alternatives and almost every Freenode dev moved to Libera.chat.
There’s a thread that lists some FLOSS StackOverflow alternatives here: https://lemmy.ml/post/38944
The only solution to this is libre software.
stack overflow is such an important resource that seems to be run by the most controlling corporate entities. i don’t know why we feed into something that’s not democratically controlled.
Is there any (good) decentralized alternative ?
Why not just use lemmy?
Because Lemmy does not have karma. If it did, and it was like Reddit, it would be based on the popularity of your posts and comments, with every vote being the same weight. This is different to Stack Exchange, where people who are already well established in the respective community are able to boost correct answers even more than with a single vote. This could sound like a recipe for parochialism, but in effect you end with a high probability for high quality answers.
This doesn’t mean that a reputation (and not “karma”) system couldn’t be implemented in Lemmy.
This assumes people who are competent are always right. StackOverflow fosters idiocy and ignorance. They even hide comments to the question which often start with “I have no idea why this is the top answer” and continue with a list of reasons why it’s not a good idea to just utilise the solution. They often get a lot of upvotes but ultimately are ignored because their font size is smaller and they don’t have a green arrow with 450 updoots next to them.
Do we really want to continue supporting mindless copy&paste based programming?
I was just wondering if an alternative already existed with many questions already asked (and answered) but yes, overall I even asked more here than on SO.
I think it would be relatively easy to write a stackoverflow type frontend for Lemmy. That could be done in any language, and would work similarly to the existing lemmy-ui. Then you would get federation for free, and the Lemmy backend would only need some minor changes.
In JSP :))))))))))))).
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There are many possibilities in writing new frontends for Lemmy. One could also create a traditional forum with chronological threads and no voting (like phpbb).
Am I correctly looking at it a bit like wordpress, but you got to write your own theme and that’s all? (I’m not very advanced in these things)
“Don’t expect to see major changes or awkward synergies” – every acquisition ever.
let’s see what platforms Prosus also has in their portfolio…
Oh, Candy Crush! We soon have to pay to unlock answers with lollies after we read the tenth answer or wait 2 days? Only see answers when logged in?
Okay, so “months” is plural. They need 2 months to make the changes.