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I was thinking about starting a little Q&A tree because I want to give something back to the community. It would be on Qt Gui since I am going through the process of learning it(I would provide most the answers also). I wanted to know if there would be a problem with this?


(Q) What type of Qt Gui items are there?

(A) Qt Gui has the following items: (Links to Other Stack Q&A Trees)

  1. Label
  2. Text Area
  3. Button
  4. Window
  5. Check Box
  6. etc....

From Linked Q&A: (Visits "Text Area" link)

(Q) What types of labels are there, and what can I do with them?

(A) The following label types exist with format options:

QLabel (Linked to current Qt documentation ref)

  1. Round Borders (Links to "How can I round QLabel Corners?")
  2. etc....

And so on. And so on.

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Some more context please - in particular, what's this got to do with the Stack Exchange sites? – Oded Jul 17 '12 at 20:40
These are questions and answers that I found particularly hard to put together. And I guess it has to do with SO because they are q&a sits. – Brandon Clark Jul 17 '12 at 20:40
Fine. What's that got to do with us? I don't quite understand what the point of this "Q&A tree" is - it certainly didn't come across. In other words - what problem is this supposed to solve and for whom? – Oded Jul 17 '12 at 20:42
I believe he wants to post a question like "What type of Qt GUI items are there?" (would likely get closed), and then, in the answer, list all of the types, each of which is a link to a question about that type of item. Basically reproduce the documenatation with commentary? – yoozer8 Jul 17 '12 at 20:44
If I had a question on rounding QlineEdit corners or how to edit its width. Those are questions on programming with Qt if I am not mistaken. Never mind, it already sounds like more hassle to help then its worth to get grief on helping down the line. – Brandon Clark Jul 17 '12 at 20:47
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This idea, in general, wouldn't work, because the top-level questions would tend towards "list-of" questions, which are off-topic. "How can I round QLabel Corners?" sounds a bit more on-topic, as it a addresses a specific issue, but "What types of labels are there, and what can I do with them?" is both a "list-of" question and open-ended (there are a lot of things you can do with them, depends how creative/hacky you want to get).

So while there isn't really anything against this concept in the FAQ, most of the questions holding the thing together wouldn't be able to stand on their own as questions on StackOverflow.

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