I have an issue with a piece of code using the Gmail API (attaching a file to an email). Several questions have been asked about it, but I did not manage to find the answer of my problem.
If I ask the question on Stack Exchange it will be seen as a duplicate and will be down-voted. Which is normal since Stack Exchange has not been built to serve as Gmail API discussion group.
So, why does Google not provide to its own users a way to help each other? For instance, Microsoft, Apple or Adobe offer to their users a community support forum. Google counts on Stack Exchange for that, even if Stack Exchange has not been built for this purpose.
Even if Google owned Stack Exchange (does it?), it would not change the fact that Stack Exchange hasn't been built for the purpose a Gmail API group would serve.
Written on the Google API "how to get help":
How to Get Help
We support the Gmail REST API on Stack Overflow. Google engineers monitor and answer questions with the gmail-api tag.
You should use this tag when asking questions. We aim to answer all questions within a couple of days.
I'm not looking for a moral analysis of this issue (what is right or wrong, allowed/forbidden). I'm looking for a pragmatic solution to solve that issue which creates useless tensions (as much for Google users as Stack Exchange users).