Extracting solved questions from forums

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The idea is to crawl forums' posts to get the solving answer. (instead of having to read entire conversations)

Pro: it would be very fast when debugging any Linux configuration problems, e.g..
Cons: 1) might be hard to implement; 2) sometimes you might want to actually read the entire forum conversation.

Solution for Cons#2: Just add a link in the Instant Answer box saying "Go to the forum."

Good luck
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Forums. Especially Linux ones, where you usually get technical assistance.
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TV
stackoverflow does a good job so far, if u are more specific maybe we can discuss.
posted by TV 3 years and 5 months ago Link
Orso.DeVero
Something like a "fetcher" for solution posts inside forums.
Might even use StackExchange as the main source, but in any case the point is: not needing to !bang while having the query to be recognized by the search engine as a "technical problem question for solution" and having an instant answer to show up in first place. Just like the "Wikipedia boxes" that show up when you search for some page on Wikipedia.
Or alternatively creating a specific bang like !fix, !issue, !debug or anything else, but I wouldn't like to be redirected to some other website.

The rationale behind this laying in the fact that I'd want to be able to search for solutions to my Linux related problems (errors, mainly) (but you can generalize this scenario to any kind of computer problems) inside DuckDuckGo, without exiting DuckDuckGo and both being able to see one result showing up in a box in the first place and to keep looking for results by DuckDuckGo's search engine.

Does this make sense to you?
posted by Orso.DeVero 3 years and 5 months ago Link
Orso.DeVero
I don't know why this didn't show up earlier, but I did also fill the text box below the title, with the following:

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The idea is to crawl forums' posts to get the solving answer. (instead of having to read entire conversations)

Pro: it would be very fast when debugging any Linux configuration problems, e.g..
Cons: 1) might be hard to implement; 2) sometimes you might want to actually read the entire forum conversation.

Solution for Cons#2: Just add a link in the Instant Answer box saying "Go to the forum."

Good luck
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posted by Orso.DeVero 3 years and 5 months ago Link