What’s The Answer? (F1 of Biostars x Galaxy version!)

Offspring of original Biostars site, Galaxy Biostars replaces their support mailing list.

Offspring of original Biostars site, Galaxy Biostars replaces their support mailing list.

Generally each week we highlight a post from the main Biostars site, which answers some question or offers discussion of bioinformatics tools or analyses across many arenas. But this week I want to give you a look at the offspring of Biostar–Galaxy Biostar!

I’m calling it the F1 of Biostars x Galaxy, rather than the gendered “son of Galaxy”. There’s a post over at the Galaxy Biostar support site that describes a transition away from their traditional mailing-list based support to this new format. I’ll link part of that here, but it’s long so you should go read the whole thing over there.

Forum: Welcome to Galaxy Biostar

Dear Galaxy Community,
Galaxy has teamed up with Biostar to create a Galaxy User support forum at https://biostar.usegalaxy.org!

We want to create a space where researchers using Galaxy can come together and share both scientific advice and practical tool help.  Whether on usegalaxy.org, a Cloudman instance, or any other Galaxy (public or local), if you have something to say about Using Galaxy, this is the place to do it!

[has a lot more detail–go read the whole thing over there]

Jennifer Hillman Jackson

As I noted over there, I’ve been using mailing lists happily for a long time because that’s what we had. But I think this is a great way to transition to support now instead of email lists. Go check it out!