For things that are not "development questions" or doesn't fit Stack Overflow, you are still free to use the groups, and if you find a bug, filling an issue on the public tracker will always be appreciated by the team and the community.
Note that we only plan to deprecated language specific groups (that is google-appengine-python and google-appengine-java) were most of the posts are development questions that really fit SO model.
Hope all that makes sense.
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Mos <mos...@googlemail.com> wrote: > -1 for deprecating the GAE google-groups > > On these groups we have so much discussions which are not simple Q&As. > It's good if questions are also answered on Stack Overflow. > But so much issues - e.g. the reoccurring bug with the null mimeType - are > not Q&As which fits on Stack Overflow. > Instead GAE users needs a discussion forum with good support from your > Google people. > > > > On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Ikai Lan <ik...@google.com> wrote: >> >> Hi App Engine Developers, >> >> In the last few years, the Q&A website Stack Overflow has become an >> invaluable tool for developer communities. We’re pleased to announce that we >> are migrating to Stack Overflow as the official channel for answering >> development questions about Google App Engine.The google-appengine group >> will remain open for general discussions and announcements that are better >> suited for the groups format. >> >> We believe that Stack Overflow is better platform for sharing knowledge >> and answering support questions given its larger community, de-duping of >> similar questions and contributor reputation system. We also expect that App >> Engine developers will be able to contribute and benefit from the wider >> range of language-related information not specific to App Engine. In >> addition, due to Stack Overflow’s use of OpenID for account management, >> developers will not need to create a new account to participate in the >> discussion - developers will be able to log in with any of the identity >> providers supported by Stack Overflow, including Google Accounts. >> >> We plan on deprecating the App Engine language-specific groups, namely >> google-appengine-python and google-appengine-java. The google-appengine-go >> discussion group will continue to remain open for at least as long as the Go >> runtime is in experimental status. >> >> The Python and Java groups will be placed into read-only on March 5th, >> 2012. While answering technical questions, we will begin nudging developers >> to ask their questions on Stack Overflow using the google-app-engine tag. >> >> Please let us know if there are any questions or concerns about this >> announcement. >> >> Happy coding! >> >> - Ikai Lan, on behalf of the App Engine team >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Google App Engine" group. >> To view this discussion on the web visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/google-appengine/-/Jf1OcUK4cF0J. >> To post to this group, send email to google-a...@googlegroups.com. >> To unsubscribe from this group, send email to >> google-appengi...@googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit this group at >> http://groups.google.com/group/google-appengine?hl=en. > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Google App Engine" group. > To post to this group, send email to google-a...@googlegroups.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > google-appengi...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/google-appengine?hl=en.
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