[wp-hackers] Proposal: StackOverflow for WordPress

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed May 12 18:31:20 UTC 2010

On May 11, 2010, at 9:45 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:

>> I also don't see why WordPress questions need a separate Stack Exchange
>> site when they can already be asked on the main Stack Overflow site.

> [T]he main StackOverflow site is focused on
> programming. What about all of the other facets to WP that need coverage --
> theming, hosting, best practices, etc.?

This is the biggest argument for getting an SO site.  People have been talking about improving the WP support for ages, but it doesn't seem to happen.  We get letters all the time to wp-hackers saying "I tried this to the forums and got no response, so here I am even though it isn't really appropriate here" -- so clearly the existing WP infrastructure isn't working out as well as it should.  SO exists, it works, and they're looking for ideas for new sites.  I'm all for encouraging a WP oriented SO site.

The link again:


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