At the HBP Codejam 7 (http://neuralensemble.org/meetings/CodeJam7/) there was a lightning talk proposing the use of a Stack Overflow site for computational neuroscience instead of one of the many project hosted sites.
The critiques were:
The HBP Forum was intended to be an open community site. The Forum was the first site to allow access to non-HBP members and this will be the policy for the duration of the HBP. Potentially we could allow people to sign up without the current approval mechanism. What does everyone think?
I recently did some selective searches for various keywords which appear in the forum posts. I was trying to model what I would put into a search which generate a Stack Overflow result for a programming language problem. The result was that every search I did resulted in an HBP Forum result in the top 5 results.
Are there other critiques? How do we make a forum a centre of discussion for activities and collaborations in and around the topics of HBP? Should we move to Stack Overflow for greater visibility?
Let me know.