answered 2011-01-20 14:01:38 -0500Bill
Askbot versus OSQA
Most comparisons below are with OSQA. I've never tried to install Shapado so never compared it with askbot on the same hardware.
Features that are probably absent in OSQA:
Features absent in Askbot:
There of course will be more good features, but I think it's better to get things done first and then talk about them. However, starting next week there will be a redo of templates and related things to make site customization easier.
As for the smaller user base - you see the project is still very active. Larger user base will only add motivation.
I will not repeat my answers to your question on the Shapado and OSQA sites, but I will add one thing: Evgeny is very helpful and responsive. I reported a number of bugs and they were all fixed quickly.
The community has a better feel to it. Not as big, but helpful.
Shapado did one thing very clever, they sent me an email asking me to answer your question (thats how I saw it, I no longer check those sites). How they identify that (I do not get any other email from them) I do not know.
answered 2011-01-28 20:37:31 -0500ac
Askbot doesn't alert when question is answered
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