What is Stack Overflow?
"Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about programming."
Stack Overflow provides:
- Tools to write a good question.
- Very specific question requirements to follow that force users to write a good question.
- Proofreading by people outside of concrete5's community.
- A way to assign a question bounty and get a faster answer.
- A community of mixed developers who are looking for developer problems to solve.
- Exposure to people who do not visit concrete5.org forums.
- A place for that question and answer to live forever in Google search results.
- A path for anyone to update the answer when it's no longer valid.
Stack Overflow versus the Forums
Stack Overflow is for when:
- You have tried to fix the problem yourself.
- You have clear code that shows what you are trying to do and what you expect should happen.
- The answer you get will be a short code snippet or a few paragraphs describing deeper knowledge about core functionality.
concrete5 forums are for when:
- You have no code to show.
- You have an open ended question that requires back and forth to answer.
- You have a question about concrete5.org or the concrete5 community.
- If you're given code, you won't necessarily know what to do with it.
- You want help implementing the answer.
Where to ask on Stack Overflow?
There are two active concrete5 related tags on Stack Overflow.