Is StackOverflow.com the last newsgroup we will ever need?
Posted by robkraft on December 12, 2008
I’m very impressed by www.StackOverflow.com. The site is similar to a newsgroup and accepts posts on all things related to software development. However, unlike traditional newsgroups that are segragated by topic, StackOverflow uses tags for each post. This allows a single post to be grouped into multiple topics; which is more convenient for posters than posting the same topic in several traditional newsgroups.
But the benefits don’t stop with the tags. StackOverflow.com also provides a rating and feedback system. All users can judge the answers and your contributions count toward your overall site score. I’ll bet this makes the site a little more fun and encourages use in order to increase your total score.