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GeneralThe Language/Coding proposition PinmvpNish Sivakumar4-Oct-12 4:51 
I stumbled upon this thread in the Suggestions forum :
 
http://www.codeproject.com/Messages/4387427/Insults-are-not-welcome.aspx[^]
 
And that got me thinking about how language ability and coding skills are the 2 major factors that affect how people get treated online.
 
Well, there’s no score/ranking here really but I’ve formulated this theory on what makes someone popular in a technical/geek forum (like CodeProject, StackOverflow, or say Reddit). In my observations, it seems to be directly related to a combination of your language ability (not just grammar, but the ability to use humor and sarcasm to good effect) and your technological competency. Here’s a venn-diagram of sorts that tries to explain this better:
 
http://i.imgur.com/fHExJ.png[^]
 
2 : represents people who have great language/humor/verbosity.
 
3: represents technology gurus with extreme coding skills.
 
4: represents the intersection of 2 and 3.
 
1: represents those with neither language skills or technical ability.
 
Now, people in 2 and 3 (but not in 4) usually get along okay. Here on CP we have a fair number of category-2 people who can write well, express complex ideas succinctly, and possess incredible senses of humor, but who are very ordinary programmers. They are popular. We also have a number of category-3 people, mostly from non-native (English) countries who are very good at coding/technology and who answer a lot of Q-A threads. They are fairly popular too despite the fact that many of them write with the verbosity/grammar of a 6 year old. Then we have the rock-stars like Christian and Pete who are category-4, that most elite of forum classifications. These folks are revered and held in the absolute highest esteem. So, what does this leave us with? Well folks who can’t code, and whose English expressing abilities are severely lacking. While it sounds unfair, it’s best if these people try and work on at least one of these skills before venturing out to these sites, unless they possess really thick skins and are prepared to learn and improve amidst a showering of insults and abuses.
 
Opinions welcome...
Regards,
Nish
My technology blog: voidnish.wordpress.com

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