Since I can't find a contact email anywhere on their site, I've submitted a request via their "Panic Button" sales form. Since I don't know where that goes, I'm copying the text here on the off-chance that someone from Woo finds this post:
Please don't just redirect your support forum to WordPress Answers
It recently came to our attention that y'all ...
I have maintained the stance that Woo should not be subject to negative treatment because of our personal opinions on their free support policy.
However this action changes situation from happenstance inflow of Woo questions into systematic and willful redirection of such questions here.
Moreover I feel this is made worse by:
misrepresentation of ...
I have confidence there will be little to no controversy surrounding this feature.
Over my dead body. How is this for some controversy?
capital_P_dangit() for me is a symbol of shallow obsession with details, turned into crusade and stomping on people who never asked for it.
I am fine with teaching correct spelling via comments. I am fine with editing it ...
Now that my QueryPosts (meta) WordPress code reference site had launched - in case connecting to Codex is complicated or not preferable... I will be very, verrrry open to provide such API to be used by WPSE. :)
EDIT: 12/06 - Unfortunately, after broader internal discussions, we've concluded that changing the name to "Wordpress Development" will solve some problems, but cause other new ones.
I've posted a new question laying out our concerns, and opening a new discussion designed to build consensus out exactly what we need to convey, so we can keep working toward ...
You already have tools in place for this:
Leaving comments explaining why the answer is insufficient
Editing your original question to provide additional details to remove confusion
Offering a bounty on an unanswered question to get more attention
There will always be low-quality, badly researched or even off-topic questions. While this can be frustrating, it's important to remember that such questions don't necessarily represent a laziness, or indifference to your time/the site's aim (e.g. I'll just post a Q. and get someone to do the work for me), or a disregard for the site's rules and guidelines.
I think you are misunderstanding our model: moderators are not leaders. They are exception handlers and bound to the scope set by the community.
If you think one ore more moderators have overstepped, contact the community managers. That's the Contact link in the footer of every page.
In any case, be specific. General statements about the community without ...
To quote Jeff
Just FYI the following things happen automatically every week:
auto-deletion of questions more than 30 days old with no answers, and -1 score or lower
auto-deletion of questions more than 365 days old with no answers, low views, <= 1 comments, and <= 0 score
So what I do on such questions:
Convert answers which should be ...
I am not sure maintaining tags for the questions we don't want creates the right signal. Tags are very proactively suggested when asking new question and mere fact of these popping up there might be taken as encouragement.
Do not use multiple stars to bookmark a conversation, use the create new bookmark feature instead.
You can find it in the upper right corner of the chat under room:
A list of existing bookmarked conversations is available on the room information page.
Overall I see a direct link as a negative:
A direct menu link for support on a seperate site confuses users, as seen from the OP's link.
WooCommerce devs and experts do not frequent WSPE, since WPSE is very WordPress centric and not very 3rd party friendly. The link creates an unrealistic expectation with users.
WooThemes has various paid support channels ...
As @EAMann noted in the OP comments, pretty much all WordPress developers and community contributors have and use wordpress.com accounts, which are linked to the make.wordpress.org contributor sites.
Thus, making the wordpress.com OpenID provider link more prominent might encourage more such members to register/participate here at WPSE - and these are ...
A healthy answer rate is 2—5 answers per post. Especially users with deep knowledge may come up with very different solutions. This is what we need: different solutions for the same problem. There is rarely just one solution.
And sometimes someone can explain the same solution with better words, so even nearly duplicate answers might help the asker ...
We don’t want to encourage answers hidden in comments or comments in general.
Some comments get upvotes because they are funny or point out a side problem.
These upvotes don’t mean anything, and they shouldn’t be treated as if they do. Also, you cannot downvote a comment, so this would be unfair: you could write something without the risk to lose ...
Imagine that someone comes around who asks a question. He has no coding knowledge, doesn't want to pay a dev (WPSE offers free solutions) but wants to have Google Docs rebuilt on WordPress.
Then imagine that someone drives by, tells him what would be necessary, links some basic stuff like auto saving revisions, WP_List_Tables, etc, but doesn't post the ...
I had some free time so I created a very simple chrome extension which work on the client side :)
First you add the "shortcodes" you want the the options panel
you get something that looks like this:
where you can add remove as many as you want.
then when you enter a comment you will see this new link
and When you click it you will get this:
It works ...
I feel alerting to answer that has not yet happened is excessive. There already is real time alert that new answer has been submitted.
Answer being created is considerably more vague state.
What if I start typing "So to accomplish this..." and get distracted by cat, then go to get new cup of tea, check twitter when I return... And meanwhile everyone runs ...