Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I want to post a guide or a collection of learning resources on how to get started with developing for Windows Phone 7. Is it okay to start a guide by clicking ASK QUESTION button even though it's not really a question? Will I get down-ranked for that?

share|improve this question

migrated from Jun 6 '10 at 22:32

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Huh, go figure, I was about to make a Meta post inquiring what should be done about this kind of non-question. Guess this works just fine. – Grace Note Jun 6 '10 at 22:35
@ccomet: exactly what I did...made a comment on the question on what the OP should do. Can be flagged for moderator attention only because I don't have enough rep to vote to close. – IAbstract Jun 6 '10 at 23:17
Check out the original SO question -- an answer was added after the migration, that remains undeleted. – Ether Jun 6 '10 at 23:35

Asking a question that's not a question will probably get it closed as "not a question". Asking a question that is a question, then answering it yourself, is acceptable.

share|improve this answer
+1, this is inline with the FAQ: "It's also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, but pretend you're on Jeopardy: phrase it in the form of a question." – 0xA3 Jun 6 '10 at 22:33
+1: the only issue I see is that the guide needs to be small enough to fit into the SO answer. There is an upper limit (around 32KB, IIRC). – Jonathan Leffler Jun 7 '10 at 2:58

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .