Back on Stack Overflow, lately I've been seeing more comments from users trying to steer questions to WPSE, even in cases where I tend to think these questions wouldn't really be successful here.
Or this one https://stackoverflow.com/q/57772560
Or this one: https://stackoverflow.com/q/57772275
In these examples the comments are always coming from the same user, but these are only examples I have just found. Lately I've encountered a few of these comments from different users.
When I can and I'm sure of, I try to comment telling users that:
a) Not everything that's on-topic on WPSE is off-topic on SO (overlap)
b) Not everything that mentions Wordpress and it is automatically on-topic on WPSE and should be directed over here.
My problem is that despite being mostly aware that there is a huge overlap between these two sites, I'm not convinced I'm equipped to give good advice on all situations.
Are there examples of questions that would be definitely on-topic here on WPSE but are clearly off-topic back on SO? Or is it the case that all questions that could be on-topic here would be on-topic there as well? (Obviously, it can never be the other way around, since this site is clearly more specialized and has no use for questions about Ruby or Magento, for example).
Either the scope of WPSE is a subset of the scope of SO, and thus anything off-topic on SO is off-topic here as well; or there is considerable overlap, although there are questions that could be on-topic on WPSE but wouldn't be on-topic on SO.
I've encountered a few questions about this searching in meta.wpse:
- WPSE Scope: WordPress Development, Administration, and Use
- So… what exactly *is* on topic now? FAQ needs improvements
- Why does stackoverflow have such an active WordPress tag?
- Why wordpress questions are not part of stackoverflow?
- This site versus [wordpress] on Stack Overflow
- Migrating WordPress related posts from StackOverflow
But I couldn't find a definitive answer.