Lately I've been writing self-answering community wiki posts to address common questions I see in the Stack Overflow community that require more in-depth answers than most people are willing to devote the time to explain.
An example of such a post is here:
Now, in general I know that Stack Overflow frowns upon these generic type questions, but my assumption is that it's directed at users who ask "How do I build a website?" and expect someone to answer such a complicated question for them. In this case, I'm trying to create an in-depth response for people to point to, so they don't have to sit down and type a length response out.
Unfortunately there seems to be confusion on whether such in-depth questions are welcome, since it's a bit out of the norm. I could technically make a blog post on it, and direct people to that, but then at some point I feel it will get that "spamming my blog" look, and upset people.
The only alternative I could think of is if there were a specific Stack Exchange site, say guides.stackoverflow.com, that I could use to post there instead.
- Are such posts okay?
- If not, are people really going to get irritated if I make a post on my own blog and continually link to it?
- Should I propose a guides.stackoverflow.com on Area 51, or would it just fall apart with me being the only one that would contribute?