[wp-hackers] StackOverflow for WordPress

Christian Foster christian.foster at gmail.com
Tue May 11 02:29:57 UTC 2010

If you haven't used stackoverflow it is an extremely well designed site 
- good answers and questions) find their way to the top. It encourages 
people to ask clear and concise questions (the question can be rated up 
as well as answers). The style and structure is much, much, much better 
than standard forums. Just as an example as you are typing in your 
question it automatically retrieves a list of similar questions to 
reduce duplicates. Certainly if it was forums (or a mailing list...) vs. 
a stackexchange site I would choose the stackexchange site in a second.

And of course the domain is chosen by the community in question - I 
don't see why it wouldn't be able to go on a subdomain of wordpress.org 
with the current styles applied to it.

 >Why not put our energies into improving our own site and support 

They're offering a really great service for free - I would make contact 
with them and see what they say about putting one on wordpress.org as 
the "official" wordpress stackexchange site.

On 11/05/10 10:08 AM, Jane Wells wrote:
> <snip>
>>> further fragment and then reconsolidate the WP community to their own
>>> advantage. That said, WTH does StackExchchange have to do with hacking
>>> WP ?
> </snip>
> Is there a reason we'd put any official Q&A on some other service 
> instead improving our own resources at WordPress.org? Why not put our 
> energies into improving our own site and support services?
> Jane
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