[Bldg-sim] Model got you stumped? Ask questions, get answers, no distractions!

Karen Walkerman kwalkerman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 09:12:41 PST 2013

Hi Neal,

I applaud you for this effort, and I just signed in to take part.  However,
the StackOverflow point system is very frustrating.  The site fluctuates
between telling me that I have a reputation of 51, and then a reputation of
1.  I was able to upvote a few questions, but now the site thinks that I
have a reputation of 1, and so I can't take part in the discussion.  I'm
not sure if others have had the same experiences, but I'd be curious to
know.  I know that you are limited to the number of votes you can cast over
the course of a day, but do you loose "reputation" for upvoting other posts?


On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Neal Kruis <
neal.kruis at bigladdersoftware.com> wrote:

> Dear fellow energy modelers,
> *
> *
> *We (myself and more than 100 other modelers) want to make answers more
> accessible to the building energy modeling community. There are many venues
> (usually forums or mailing lists like this one) where modelers are
> already asking questions, but, though these services include an archive of
> all previous questions, answers, discussions, and announcements, they lack
> the organization and structure to make the knowledge base of answers easily
> accessible.*
> *
> The computer programming community has faced this same problem and has
> come up with a solution called stackoverflow.com<http://stackoverflow.com/about>,
> a website that focuses entirely on providing answers. The Stack Overflow
> platform relies on the community to up-vote good answers to increase the
> visibility for others who may ask the same question in the future. When
> others vote for your answers you gain "reputation points" that help
> establish your expertise in the community, which in turn provides a better
> incentive to provide answers even to the most beginner-level questions.
> Since launching in 2008, Stack Overflow has been extremely successful:
> boasting 17 million unique visitors and 8.3 million answers! The success of
> Stack Overflow has led to several other question and answer sites<http://stackexchange.com/sites>from
> photography <http://photo.stackexchange.com/> to cooking<http://cooking.stackexchange.com/>to Jewish
> law <http://judaism.stackexchange.com/>, all using the same platform as
> Stack Overflow and successfully supporting their respective communities.
> We would like to do the same for the building energy modeling community,
> but before we can launch a fully functional site we need your help to prove
> that we have a large enough active community to support such a site and to
> help establish the scope of support the site will offer. This is the only
> requirement to use Stack Oveflow's platform; it is completely free and open
> to the public.
> Please visit our proposal:
> http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45232/building-performance-simulation-analysis
> <http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45232/building-performance-simulation-analysis>
> If you'd like to support this effort you can do so by:
> 1. Joining the site<http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45232/building-performance-simulation-analysis>(100+ followers and counting!)<http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45232/building-performance-simulation-analysis>
> 2. Up-voting questions that help establish the scope of our community (We
> need 40 questions with 10+ votes to move to the next phase. Please consider
> voting for questions that do not yet have 10 votes!)
> 3. Proposing your own example questions
> 4. Spreading the word to your friends and colleagues!
> For further reading:
> - Blog post at openrevit.com: A Building Energy Performance Simulation
> Q&A site that will change your life!<http://openrevit.com/2013/01/a-building-energy-performance-simulation-qa-site-that-will-change-your-life/>
> - How Stack Overflow works: http://stackoverflow.com/about
>  <http://stackoverflow.com/about>
> Thank you!*
> Neal Kruis
> 828 482-2088
>  Big Ladder Software
> 2549 Irving Street
> Denver, CO 80211
> http://www.bigladdersoftware.com
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