Prompted by this reddit comment, I am wondering what should be the officially recommended venue for asking questions about rust-analyzer (ie, "how do I setup rust-analyzer with vim").
My current hypothesis is that a separate category on users.rust-lang.org would be helpful, like
help+rust-analyzer or, more a general one, like
help+ide. So, I'd like to ask admins to create it cc @mbrubeck ? Maaaybe this can even be a top-level category, as I can see it being used, for example, for sharing workflow tips and not just only for asking for help.
I also have relatively little practical experience with these things, so I am open to alternative proposals.
Here's my reasoning for why I think discourse topic might be a good fit:
- I think an Q&A/mailing list format would work better than a chat (like Discord), as most questions are the same, and there's a lot of value in having answers being longer and indexed by google. Additionally, I personally don't enjoy using Discord that much.
- Leveraging existing channel (like urlo) nicely solves moderation issues (that is, for example, why I am not thrilled about the beta github discussions). Additionally, it avoids fragmentation and gives an opportunity for asking more general rust questions
- I want to have an easy way to point to the forum from the docs, and to read the questions. Topic links like https://users.rust-lang.org/c/help/5 seems perfect for that. I think I can even get new posts in topic be delivered to my mailbox, which might be useful?
- I really want to leverage awesome Rust community for support questions (which is a round-about way to say that I don't really have resources for answering every question myself ), and urlo seems like the best way to do that.
- I guess the main reason is actually that I love discourse sooo much. Really, it's such a great piece of software.