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Help Support The Stack Overflow ExpressionEngine Proposal

The ExpressionEngine community is halfway through a site proposal with Stack Overflow to have a dedicated ExpressionEngine section. In case you didn't know Stack Overflow and the various dedicated sub sites are excellent places to get questions asked and help out others with your expertise.

The ExpressionEngine community is halfway through a site proposal with Stack Overflow to have a dedicated ExpressionEngine section. In case you didn't know Stack Overflow and the various dedicated sub sites are excellent places to get questions asked and help out others with your expertise.

This move by the community is happening because ExpressionEngine has outgrown the support forums that it is currently using and the turn around time on answers is overly long. The features provided by a stack exchange site including upvoting and downvoting of both questions and answers will greatly aid in getting the best info out there.

The ExpressionEngine proposal has already passed the define stage and is in the middle of the commit stage. To move to beta we need more active users with reps over 200. This is easy to do, register using the same email with both the Area 51 site and another site on the stack exchange network - stack overflow is a good one and where the ExpressionEngine questions currently reside. Once you've register commit to the EE proposal and then go ask and answer some questions in whichever sub site you've joined.

The key to success is active users who will be committed to asking and answering questions. In this meta overflow post we see the formula for getting commit percent up to 100. Our current percentage is 27 with 252 users. More rep for these users will bring the proposal to beta.

I've also become active in http://photo.stackexchange.com as photography is my hobby so don't feel limited to only using stack overflow, go to where you interest and/or expertise lies.

On Twitter Nateronn posted a very useful infographic - go check it out. Or click the image at the top of this post.