WordPress StackExchange: My New Facebook

I’ve found myself scanning WordPress StackExchange the way most people scan Facebook.

After a couple weeks at it, I’ve even got some “cred.” You can see my stats (they call it “flair”) in the sidebar.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the site is getting to the root of “what is a good question?”

There are a lot of questions that are from people looking for free help: “How do I make WordPress do such-and-such.”

These are, generally, not such good questions. You can type the question into Google and find out.

Other questions that prompt more interesting answers. They tend to be What and Why questions. Once you have an idea what and why, the how becomes, if not trivial, just a matter of working through the specifics in whatever situation comes up.

Good questions or bad, the whole thing is a little addictive, in a Facebook way.