I come from a Stack Exchange background, where questions about things that are unlikely to be useful to future visitors are discouraged. This is because Stack Exchange’s goal is to be a wikipedia-like database of knowledge for problem solvers. (My dad, a software developer, doesn’t even have an SE account, but he uses Stack Overflow as a reference heavily). I’ve noticed that gregg-shorthand.com seems to fill the void that SE fills for many other disciplines in terms of offering access to a community of experts/other enthusiasts who can share their knowledge and help solve problems.
I want to understand the paradigm–I’m wondering if the goal of this website is meant to be a highly searchable database for future visitors, or if really person-specific questions, like mine the other day whose title essentially boiled down to “Help me read this outline,” are equally acceptable. I notice also that a fair deal, if not a majority, of posts are content–like reading practice, documentation, and epic blog posts written in Gregg (which some day I hope to do as well :-)).
I’m also asking because although I am really pleased with my progress and speed at learning Gregg, I occasionally encounter outlines that stump me, and I would love to turn here for help, but I don’t want to flood the feed with spammy “help me with my homework” requests. Is this an appropriate place to go with further “HELP!” questions? Is there a better convention for titling them than “What does this outline mean” that is more specific?