A question regarding policy matters for Facebook was asked on the Facebook Stack Overflow (and has since been removed).
At first glance, this question seems to be off-topic for Stack Overflow. However, reading through the information the OP refers to, users are indeed told to get written permission, which obviously leads one to want to contact Facebook.
When going to the Facebook Contact page with regards to policies it states:
For discussions or inquiries about technical issues, policy matters, or documentation, please go to Facebook Stack Overflow.
Emphasis is mine.
So my question is, are policy matters with regards to Facebook indeed on topic for the (Facebook) Stack Overflow? Or should this phrase perhaps be altered/clarified?
From the responses so far it seems quite clear (unsurprisingly) that such topics are indeed off-topic for Stack Overflow and as such the erroneous instructions on the mentioned Facebook page should be modified.
As a result two things have happened so far (see the comments as well):
- A bug report has been filed by @phwd on Facebook's Developer site.
- Alex Miller (Stack Exchange's Chief of Staff) responded with the following (encouraging) message:
Thanks for bringing this issue up - we'll reach out to the Facebook team and have them change the page to reflect this.
It seems that a change has been made. The previously offending line now reads:
For discussions about technical issues, please go to Facebook Stack Overflow.
Great to see that's done.