Stack Exchange, or “How to master a topic overnight”

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I’ve been spending a lot of time on WordPress Stack Exchange lately and I’ve really fallen in love with it. I’ve always been a moocher of Q&A sites (always the Q and never the A) and decided it was time to give back. I also wanted to give back to the WordPress ecosystem (and along these lines, I have a few “game-changing” WordPress plugins I’ll be releasing soon as well), so I started with their forums, which are terrible — lousy organization, no “preview”, lack of alerts, etc. I then moved over to StackOverflow¬†and then onto it’s WordPress sister site.

While my intentions going into this were selfless, I’ve found a tremendously selfish¬†reason to continue contributing to Q&A sites like this: you learn fast. Continue reading