Last week, I mentioned:
This private beta needs to demonstrate that a dedicated site opens the door for questions that can't survive on our flagship site.
In order to evaluate the site on those terms, I categorized each and every question base on which site I think it should be asked on:
Site Count Percent ---- ----- ------- Emacs 63 41.18% SO 51 33.33% TeX 16 10.46% Unix 12 7.84% Apple 3 1.96% Ubuntu 5 3.27% Super User 2 1.31% Network Engineering 1 0.65% Total 153 100.00%
If you want to compare notes, take a look at the spreadsheet I used. Note that I did not try to guess whether the questions would be closed, downvoted, left unanswered, etc. I erred on the side of assuming that Stack Overflow would take questions about using Emacs as an IDE as well as Emacs Lisp questions. I also spot checked 28 of the questions I categorized as SO, and found 18 had been answered there. (While some were the same question phrased differently, others getting at the same underlying issue. It's a judgment call.)
The upshot is that I see 63 questions on this site that would have no home on another site on the network. Reading the answers, the quality of content ranks up there with the best on the network. I personally have learned a lot about Emacs already just reading through other peoples' questions. Everything looks good so far. Keep up the good work.
However, we aren't quite yet ready to move this site into public beta. We'd like another week to see a bigger sample of questions that belong on Emacs.SE and this site alone. Now is the time to ask your Emacs questions, especially if they are unrelated to using Emacs as an IDE or a shell.