I am the lead developer of a small, but growing iOS development team within a larger company.
We are spread out across the globe, and although we are more than willing to help each other out, meetings and daylight cycles makes it hard for us to be online and working at the same time.
I was contemplating working in use of StackOverflow when encountering an error regarding Objective-C issues. Without any use of internal lingo like "Nils gave me the files from John, what is the password for opening X, ect..." but clean programming problems.
One a dev has posted the issue, he posts a link to the SO stack into a internal app i will design for this, spreading the links to others.
This would reduce the potential answering time, since someone outside our company probably can answer the question faster and sometimes better, plus it will open up for debates regarding the best use of different functions.
But it will result in a "clique" within SO that frequently will answer, approve and up-vote each others stacks, and I am forced to add to the plan that the devs should focus on the company stacks during work hours, so they don't get to distracted answering other devs problems (unless the spare time can be found).
Is this against any of the SO rules ? (written or unwritten, so to speak) And would anyone consider this a bad idea ?
I haven't instated this yet, was hoping to get some opinions from more experienced users from the SO community, hence this post.
We will of course continue to contribute individually when we are off work, at least that is my hope.