I'm preparing to drywall my attached garage and have run into conflicting opinions on if I should staple the insulation flanges to the sides of the stud or the face. I live in the San Francisco bay area, so it rarely freezes and winters are mild. I am planning on installing faced insulation bats in the exterior walls. I don't believe I need to install a vapor barrier, but will be double checking with the city building inspector if they are necessary.
I am inclined to staple the paper flange to the face of the stud in order to more completely fill the stud cavity. However, I've read that some people say this can cause drywall screws to pop more easily. It also makes it harder to glue drywall to the face of the studs (which I was not planning on doing). I am planning on doing only one layer of tape/mud and not planning on painting so I am not too worried about some popped screws.
Assuming the inspector doesn't care which method is used, which way should I go?