January 10th, 2014
I've been a ServerFault participant for quite a long time now. Four years, and five months, to be precise.
I've gained over 20,000 reputation points, and recently been elected to a community moderator. It's still one of my favourite go-to places when I need an answer for something.
However, one thing that's not allowed anywhere (seemingly) on the StackExchange network is the so-called Shopping Question.
While I agree, for the most part that traditional shopping questions go out of date remarkably quickly, I don't believe that it's a good enough reason to ban them outright.
I was talking about this in ServerFault Chat recently, and I thought it was about time to have a go at a spin-off site, just for shopping questions.
Here it is: TechShoppingAndInfo
It's a little rough around the edges, it's basically just OSQA with a couple of minor modifications, hosted by me.
If you do manage to generate an error, or something's not as it should be, then let us know! Email: email@example.com
Or tweet at us: @techshoppinginf
I'd love to see some recommendations or comments.
Oh, and get populating that site!
We live in an expanding universe. All of it is trying to get away from Tom.