I am curious what the community here thinks of popularizing the use of stack exchange, and possibly deliberately pointing people to it from here, for Mint related questions.
There's this tag at the Linux and Unix site, but it doesn't seem to get used much.
I also made this proposal at stack's Area 51, but I don't know if it's as justified as the Ask Ubuntu one?
Searching these forums for answers is all fine and dandy, but finding answers on a stack exchange-powered site is... well WAY easier and more efficient (good answers bubble to the top) than the classic forum format. Additionally, people don't get left hanging as much due to un-noticed questions--a stack exchange site makes it easy to find unanswered questions... blah blah you all know why it is if you've ever used stackoverflow to get an answer.
These forums are great for a lot of things, but I think using the stack exchange format for a lot of little bug (or user error or whatever) questions would help greatly.
Do you think it would fragment the community too much, having two places to search?
Is using the Unix & Linux "linux-mint" tag good enough, or would it be good to have an "Ask Linux Mint" parallel to "Ask Ubuntu"?
Is there too much overlap between Ubuntu, Debian, and Mint to make it worth it?
If it is a good idea, should we link the communities? Should we direct them to stack from here?