kiamlaluno and I began a discussion in a question that I think merits more consideration here. I have recently begun placing some basic information in the tag information field such as links or references. The documentation tag, for instance has links to some videos and books (more links needed). kiamlaluno states that referring a questioner to Tag Info is like refering them to another site for an answer. I see having a logical location to provide some basic information about Drupal as an important element in this sites features and not a conflict with the question answer format of the site:
questions are frequently very broad, especially by newbies and the it is difficult to gauge the level of Drupal expertise they have. I know from my own experience that the answers to my first questions were hard to follow. When I asked for other resources the responses were limited to a couple off-the-cuff responses. I could have used a library of basic answers.
Amongst those newbies are many students (I noticed a large increase in new site users at the beginning of the school terms in mid January). They either need access to broader information fast or are looking for someone to do their work for them. Either way, we should provide them the resources in as many ways as we can so they can get get on with their assignments.
It is not easy to 'get' Drupal in a question and answer format. Basic concepts such as hooks and themes are not apparent unless you dig into a comprehensive coverage of the subject. Similarly, learning Views takes a lot more than reading answers.
We refer questioners to other sites for answers all the time. If I had a dollar for each time I have added a link to nodeone.se screencasts (thanks to Johan Falk!) I would be...well it seems silly to keep digging up the specific links and placing them in answers each time. Simple basic stuff belongs in a central repository, added to by everyone.
Few users seem to know that this information area exists. It is not well published on in site information. By referring users to a tag wiki we can increase the use of it and add another resource for users by fleshing out the content. In fact, there should be badges to encourage participation.
This site has the potential to become the primary resource for Drupal outside of the Drupal pages themselves. I think that we need a place for broad basic information that accumulates references and more complex concepts.
I do not want the Tag Info to replace answers, but to supplement them. I would like to hear other opinions and a discussion of what should and should not be placed in them