[html5] Suggestion to close this list

Zero Piraeus schesis at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 01:50:57 PDT 2017


On 24 August 2017 at 04:01, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Brian Tremblay <webmaster at tsmchughs.com> wrote:
>> What is the address? (Or is it just the general Stack Overflow site?)
> My suggestion was the general site, but perhaps we should encourage
> folks to tag their question with "whatwg". That tag already exists,
> but appears to be unused thus far:
>   https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/whatwg

The tag doesn't exist in any positive sense. You could replace
"whatwg" with anything and find a similar page:


It's also what the SO community calls a "meta tag" - it's going to be
very unlikely that anyone has an on-topic question about the WHATWG
itself. For questions about e.g. HTML an appropriate tag already
exists; adding a "whatwg" tag would be redundant.

Directing people to a "whatwg" SO tag without understanding the
culture of the place you're sending people to is liable to elicit a
forceful, negative response from SO's army of volunteer moderators.
It's happened several times before to outfits (very) large and small.

Maybe it's worth getting in touch with them first?



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