Frequently Asked Questions
What is ForPune.com?
ForPune.com is a website where you can ask questions and get good quality answers about Pune. See our about page for more details about the what/why and who of this site. The questions are answered by experts and other people from Pune. This site is for Pune by Pune...
What kind of questions can I ask here?
Any question about Pune, of course! As long as your question is:
- detailed and specific
- written clearly and simply
- of interest to at least one other person somewhere
... it is welcome here. No question is too trivial or too "newbie".
Please look around to see if your question has already been asked (and maybe even answered!) before you ask. If you end up asking a question that has been asked before, that is OK and deliberately allowed. Other users will hopefully edit in links to related or similar questions to help future visitors find their way.
It's also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, but pretend you're on Jeopardy: phrase it in the form of a question.
What kind of questions should I *not* ask?
Basically, just remember that you have to ask questions whose answers would be of interest to people other than yourself. This means, that specifically these kinds of questions/postings are considered offtopic:
- Don't ask for jobs or internships.
- No selling of second-hand stuff. This is not of sufficient interest, (and is not really a question, is it?)
What software are you using for ForPune.com
ForPune.com runs on OSQA (http://osqa.net) an open source clone of the StackExchange/StackOverflow platform written in Python/Django.
Other people can edit my stuff?!
Like Wikipedia, this site is collaboratively edited. If you are not comfortable with the idea of your questions and answers being edited by other trusted users, this may not be the site for you.
Reputation is completely optional. Normal use of ForPune — that is, asking and answering questions — does not require any reputation whatsoever.
Remember, ForPune is run by you! If you want to help us run the site, you'll need reputation first. Reputation is a (very) rough measurement of how much the ForPune community trusts you. Reputation is never given, it is earned by convincing other users that you know what you're talking about.
Here's how it works: if you post a good question or helpful answer, it will be voted up by your peers: you gain 10 reputation points. If you post something that's off topic or incorrect, it will be voted down: you lose 2 reputation points. You can earn up to 200 reputation per day, but no more. (Note that votes for any posts marked "community wiki" do not generate reputation.)
Amass enough reputation points and ForPune will allow you to go beyond simply asking and answering questions:
|100||Vote down (costs 1 rep), edit community wiki posts|
|250||Vote to close or reopen your questions, create new tags|
|2000||Edit other people's posts|
|3000||Vote to close or reopen any questions|
|10000||Delete closed questions, access to moderation tools|
At the high end of this reputation spectrum there is little difference between users with high reputation and moderators. That is very much intentional. We don't run ForPune. The community does.
Who runs this site? Who are you?
As we mentioned earlier, the community ends up runnign the site. But, if you want to know who created the site, and why see our about page.