18.104.22.168: New go site
(2010-08-31 17:36) [#7960]
Hello. I have noticed that you posted on the page FutureUseofSL, which I took to mean that you're interested in the way the internet is used to improve standards of go.
Have you tried using stackoverflow.com for programming language-related questions or mathoverflow.net for advanced mathematics questions? I have no idea if you program or do math, but since many go players have cross-over with these areas of expertise...
Anyway, if you look at stackoverflow.com, it is a perfect way to learn programming languages. Mathoverflow.net is a good resource for advanced mathematics.
That's because people who give good answers are rewarded points, and people who give bad answers are subtracted points. It's more about sharing knowledge than sharing information. You can come to the site with a specific problem and get a specific answer from someone who is better than you. In trying to learn Python, stackoverflow.com saves me at least 10 times a month when I am stuck on a problem and cannot find an answer in reference materials.
If you answer something, people look at your answers, and judge whether you answered the question. Then you're given a rating according to the rating system.
Soon, a similar project will start for go players. Here is the URL:
So, if you want to ask something like, 'is this play an example of aji keshi,' you will not be ignored. Everyone using the page will see your question, how many replies it has received, and if other people have already given a good answer.
The idea of stackexchange is to create dialogue around complex topics (math, programming, languages) so that anyone (beginners or experts) can benefit and help others. It's not about information, like wikipedia, but about sharing knowledge.
I think that the game of go site, which still needs more interested players, would be the ideal way to separate information from knowledge. I personally cannot wait to start posting positions from my own games to ask questions about aji I may have missed or miai situations played too early.