With the move to Scala 3, how can we as a community also migrate the many old StackOverflow answers that exist and refer to syntax that is either deprecated, wrong, or has a better alternative? Is there some way we can organize and rank up answers that are better fit for Scala 3? How do find and keep track of the “bad” answers until better alternatives are provided?
Consider following the example of Xavier Guihot regarding release of 2.13 where he would enrich existing question with “Starting Scala 2.13…” answer, or even ask and answer his own question with 2.13 information (which is encouraged by SO). Community could then upvote such modified questions by keeping an eye on Scala active questions tab.
They could hold Scala Sprees devoted entirely to upvoting Scala 3 Q&As.
The next edition of Scala Puzzlers will have one of those star-shaped stickers on the cover: “Certified for Scala 3!”
Once upon a time, I thought it would be helpful to maintain a list of puzzlers resolved by Scala 3, but it turned out to be more productive to post puzzlers which survive all the Scalafixes you can throw at it.
Full disclosure, I’m not affiliated with either Scala 3 or its Puzzlers. But maybe it’s not too late to stylize it “Pu33lers” in the press materials.
In addition to Mario Galic proposals:
One thing we could do, is introduce next to the
So we can tag questions according to their relevance. At some point
scala will then mean
scala-3 - I saw that with the
What I also use is if I find an answer, but not in the Technology I am looking for. I just repeat the title with the according Postfix.
This seems to be a general problem with SO at large, and without any clear and efficient ways of dealing with it.
I think the best we can do is to list those questions and encourage the community to provide new answers and upvote them (but not downvote outdated answers, they may still be relevant).
How do we approach the community? Uhh… like we do now with twitter, blog posts and the users forum? I’m not sure.