In a few weeks my undergraduate students will be encouraged to ask questions on Stackoverflow. My students will have been told to search for related answers before asking questions.
As a clarification the questions will be on general topics related to C and assembly language. My students are new to C and assembly code, so for example, I anticipate these kinds of questions:
I just got an error message from gcc, and when I google for it, I don't understand what I'm being told. What does the error message mean and how do I get rid of it?
Valgrind tells me there's a memory error on line 67, but here is the code snippet containing line 67, and I can't figure out what the error is. Can anyone help?
Something strange is happening with this struct type: I can't get the compiler to accept code I think is perfectly good. What am I doing wrong?
I would like to ask them to use the localized tag
tufts-comp40 on their questions. That way I can search for the tag and get a picture of what kinds of questions my students are asking, which will help me cover more appropriate topics in class.
But I am aware that putting this localized tag on a question does not help anybody else, and indeed might be considered a misuse of community resources. The question for discussion is therefore is one localized tag an acceptable use of community resources?
Please answer yes or no, with rationale if any. Or just upvote heavily the position you agree with. (Question and all answers should be CW, so no reputation should be at stake.)