Firstly, sorry for the awkward title. I just couldn't come up with a short description of what this question is about.
I'm interested in how you feel about the following situation.
Someone involved in the development of a particular WordPress plugin posts a question and answers it.
Of course, this is nothing more than Q&A any other WP-specific thing. I'm asking this here on Meta, because it, at some point, incorporates advertising/promoting the particular plugin.
Altogether, there are a lot of people, who would take advantage of this:
- the users of that particular plugin, as they are provided with frequently and/or hard-to-figure-out-on-your-own question—which even come with a sound solution;
- the developers of the plugin, as the plugin is being promoted in some sort of way;
- but also WPD (as in WordPress Development, also known as WordPress Answers).
The Stack takes advantages in that the knowledge base grows (by questions and according answers, that is). The plugin developers could (and if they use WPD to Q&A on the plugin) will link to WPD on the plugin pages and related articles, sites or whatever. Most likely this will also lead to new users (who maybe even don't know about WPD or SE in general).
This directly leads to another interesting question: Should these questions (if you/we decide to allow them) be tagged
[plugin-whatever]? Should this be up to the one who asks (and answers) the question?
Of course, I'm aware that this is the exact opposite of Merge all plugin-* tags into [plugins]?. However, this question is still active, and based on the votes (7 up, 1 down) there are not many people either interested or determined—compared to the 51 up and 1 down votes of the site name question, for example.
So, what are your thoughts? What did I miss? Where could this go wrong? Why is it a great idea? Anything?