Since its inception Magento SE has served as a less than ideal brace against the horroshow that was v1 of the Magento forums. Once those forums were shut down, Magento SE received a deluge of less-than-stellar content. Today the new version of the Magento forums went live, and I think there may be confusion about where to post which questions and in general what this means for Magento SE.
In short, I believe that Magento SE will remain healthy for the following reasons:
- There's an active userbase which isn't going to suddenly disappear.
- We (Magento) are encouraging folks to ask technical questions at Magento SE
- There will still (and likely always will) be significant organic traffic bringing users to this forum
If anything, I expect the moderator workload to be reduced and the overall quality & stats to increase. That said I'm sure we'll see some crossover posts, and I'm fine with that as these may serve to bridge the two groups.
So why am I posting this here, now? Well, I want to get others' thoughts on my thoughts. I'd also like to encourage everyone to visit and participate in the new forums.