January 10th, 2014
I've been a ServerFault participant for quite a long time now. Four years, and five months, to be precise.
I've gained over 20,000 reputation points, and recently been elected to a community moderator. It's still one of my favourite go-to places when I need an answer for something.
However, one thing that's not allowed anywhere (seemingly) on the StackExchange network is the so-called Shopping Question.
While I agree, for the most part that traditional shopping questions go out of date remarkably quickly, I don't believe that it's a good enough reason to ban them outright.
I was talking about this in ServerFault Chat recently, and I thought it was about time to have a go at a spin-off site, just for shopping questions.
Here it is: TechShoppingAndInfo
It's a little rough around the edges, it's basically just OSQA with a couple of minor modifications, hosted by me.
If you do manage to generate an error, or something's not as it should be, then let us know! Email: [email protected]
Or tweet at us: @techshoppinginf
I'd love to see some recommendations or comments.
Oh, and get populating that site!
Tom was once mistaken for the director general of Black Mesa.