Matej is creating fediQuest - your federated alternative to Quora/Stack Overflow
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Hello all, if you follow me on Mastodon, (social.matej-lach.me/@MatejLach), you probably know that I've been working on a question/answer ActivityPub server, similar to Quora or Stack Overflow, but federated.

It is well known that Stack Overflow due to its general nature is not well suited for in-depth exploration of a specific topic, or to asking questions that may appear similar, even if they're not upon closer examination since the moderation requirements for such a large platform prohibit them from spending too long on evaluating a single question. From experience, Quora tends to suffer from clickbaity questions & answers, discouraging the time investment required of a well-researched answer.

Having many independently-run, interconnected communities instead encourages specialization and thus much higher quality content than the more general, centralized silos. Federation enables low-friction exchange of knowledge without compromising the cozy feel of smaller communities in the process.

Additionally, your data is not being harvested for dubious ends, in order to satisfy the expectations of VCs.

If any of that sounds interesting, consider supporting the development of fediQuest and follow its daily development. Supporting fediQuest would give you access to the early source code release, bug tracker where you may report bugs or suggest features as well as your very own place to host source code away from Microsoft-owned GitHub and Google-backed GitLab.
Tiers
Fediverse Supporter
$1 or more per month

You're a fediverse supporter and would like to see it grow.

Fediverse Champion
$2 or more per month

You're a fediverse veteran and would like people to know it!

fediQuest Insider
$5 or more per month

You want access to the source code, issue tracker and updates on the latest happenings around the project. 

fediQuest Developer
$10 or more per month

You want commit access to the source code, issue tracker and updates on the latest happenings around the project. 

Goals
$0 of $800 per month
Reaching this amount would allow me to focus on fediQuest full time and get the first public release out within a few months.
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Hello all, if you follow me on Mastodon, (social.matej-lach.me/@MatejLach), you probably know that I've been working on a question/answer ActivityPub server, similar to Quora or Stack Overflow, but federated.

It is well known that Stack Overflow due to its general nature is not well suited for in-depth exploration of a specific topic, or to asking questions that may appear similar, even if they're not upon closer examination since the moderation requirements for such a large platform prohibit them from spending too long on evaluating a single question. From experience, Quora tends to suffer from clickbaity questions & answers, discouraging the time investment required of a well-researched answer.

Having many independently-run, interconnected communities instead encourages specialization and thus much higher quality content than the more general, centralized silos. Federation enables low-friction exchange of knowledge without compromising the cozy feel of smaller communities in the process.

Additionally, your data is not being harvested for dubious ends, in order to satisfy the expectations of VCs.

If any of that sounds interesting, consider supporting the development of fediQuest and follow its daily development. Supporting fediQuest would give you access to the early source code release, bug tracker where you may report bugs or suggest features as well as your very own place to host source code away from Microsoft-owned GitHub and Google-backed GitLab.

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Tiers
Fediverse Supporter
$1 or more per month

You're a fediverse supporter and would like to see it grow.

Fediverse Champion
$2 or more per month

You're a fediverse veteran and would like people to know it!

fediQuest Insider
$5 or more per month

You want access to the source code, issue tracker and updates on the latest happenings around the project. 

fediQuest Developer
$10 or more per month

You want commit access to the source code, issue tracker and updates on the latest happenings around the project.