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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.
Can't say I agree with this. How many times have you said to yourself "hmm, I need to use some kind of statistical tool to solve this problem, so I'm going to go away and 'learn' statistics before approaching the problem"? Or "oh, I've never used non-blocking IO before, I'd better go and learn all about it before trying it out". In my experience, learning by jumping right in is usually better, as it constantly tests you and forces you to question and improve your understanding.
We spend our whole lives learning to express ourselves, both in human and machine languages, and we attain perfection in neither (because, of course, there is no such thing). I'd say, better to jump in now and look like a fool sometimes than to refrain from participating until you feel "good enough", which may never happen.
And those times when we make a basic mistake publicly and feel like fools - aren't they the most educational experiences? Also, what better way to develop that thick skin than by suffering those insults and abuses that inevitably occur online?
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.
Well, even a 6 year old can communicate effectively...
Nish Sivakumar wrote:
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.
It's not only unfair, but rude to ask them this, it's like asking that to be able to have access to any knowledge you must be an american blond white male (well it's a bit exaggerated but you get the point), anyway if i had to learn one of these skills to be able to be here i would learn good english, why? because most of the up-to-date resources to learn better coding are in english. And for the insults, well it's the internet, what were you expecting?
Only if you change your username to DeathByChizzle.
We'll know when Chris has completely run out of ideas for the site when he adds an option to view the forums in different langauges like Klingon, or Snoop Dogg (or wombat or whatever he is these days, or Pirate, or Mick Martin.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Are CPians still keeping that tradition of ignoring pop culture?
If it's crap then Yes!
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