Answer ROS Questions Like a Pirate Week 2022


Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! We’ve used this day arrbitrarily to pus a focus on answering questions on .

To this end we plan to celebrate the whole week. And I challenge each member of the community to answer one question each day this week!

We’ll look back at what’s happened this week and will find ways to acknowledge the people who have contributed consistently and the most throughout the week.

This is a group effort and can be participated in whether you’re a seasoned captain of a ROS stack or a powder monkey who’s just dipping their proverbial toe into the sea water.

Here are some ways to help.

  • Hoist the upvote flag - You know what’s fun? Judging people. If there are answers that have been particularly useful to you, even on questions you didn’t ask, go upvote them. Are there burning questions that you also want to know the answer to? Vote for the question. Giving positive reinforcement to the people answering questions can’t hurt.
  • Answer Questions You Landlubber - Fairly straightforward. Look through the unanswered question treasure trove and find something interesting.
  • Dead Questions Tell No Tales - Go to your user profile and look through the questions you’ve asked. For the ones that are still open, is there an answer you can mark as correct? Or if the question is no longer relevant, consider closing the question altogether.
  • X Markdowns the Spot - If you’re an ol’ sea dog and have edit privileges, use your power for good and make sure that people have the correct formatting on their questions.

This has been a tradition for many years thanks to the initiative of @DLu !


It may have taken me a little bit more than a week to check back on progress on this. But I’m happy to say that we have had 301 new questions asked overall but have only 65 more unanswered questions!

Thank you to everyone who helped answer questions in these last couple of weeks!


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