I am going offline. Or rather, I will have intermittent or bad Internet access for a year, hopping on random Wi-Fi access points, crappy 3G or dialup connections.
How can I keep participating here?
I know about:
- XML dumps of the database: Not practical; those are huge and always out of date, by definition, with no easy way to sync incrementally (let alone write)
- Mobile version: So that's great; it runs on around 3-4 KB per page, which means one second or more load times. It may help when I do have Internet access, but not when I want to jot down notes of IIS, SQL Server, ASP.NET, Redis and Elasticsearch or comment on issues while offline.
The ideal solution would be a Git repository holding all the responses, answers and comments, basically. :) Another option would be to have a way to collaborate more dynamically through email, say be able to receive all the questions with a certain tag and respond by email. From what I gathered you can subscribe to receive the latest questions on a given tag, but you can't reply by email. Operating the API by email commands would also be great...
Those features would enable Stack Exchange sites to be accessed by more people with less privilege, basically. Since Stack Overflow, in particular, is great enabler of learning for programming, it would seem imperative to allow such access to be done more dynamically.
Clarification: this is not only about email support! If there was an offline application to do the above, that would be fine as well, for example.