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many of them are obvious homework problems or could be easily solved by googling
The funny thing is that you litteraly can take the heading of the question and google that, and usually the 2 or 3 first hits would solve their problem.
Makes you wonder why they established the Q&A forums. I assumed it is to get answers that could be googled in the first place (or tips on how to proceed to solve the problem), but articles and blogs are usually way more helpful then.
The funny thing is that you litteraly can take the heading of the question and google that
Kenneth Haugland wrote:
Makes you wonder why they established the Q&A forums.
A few years back, I remember the forums having some really interesting questions posted by reputable members, not [insert an outsourcing country] wanna-be programmers asking questions of us hardworking English speaking citizens. Yes, I'm prejudiced.
I never liked the QA forums. I think they were established for people who wanted quick answers to smaller questions, ones that don't required a lot of discussion.
Unless you're a regular around here, users think that every question gets a quick answer, even if the answer requires a lot of back and forth discussion. The QA forums just are not equipped to properly format responses, like code blocks, and following a discussion is not easy as people don't know how to use the QA forums and don't know about the little Reply links on each post. Frankly, it's not a good UI setup.
Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the QA forums go away and reverting back to the standard discussion format. It's easier to use for people who don't have a lot of experience on the web, and, let's face it, the vast majority of the questions asked around here are by those very inexperienced people.
The questions seems to be abondantly from people that have never taken any cources in programming whatsoever, and most of them would benefit immensely by reading the manual.
I have questions of my own, but I can really see how to ask them in such a way that it could be answered in a paragraph or two. It involves best practises (scaling and hugh projects), and all I can do is to look at articles that other people have written and try it out and see what works best. I have no clue about how to frame that into a small sized question.
I've seriously scaled back what I do here just because it's the same old questions over and over again. Half the time you can't even figure out what they're talking about. Ask them some questions and you never hear from the them again. Other times, the required answer is so long as to require writing a short book. I don't have time for that.
Frankly, I'm looking for some more advanced questions, something that will get me thinking, but that's becoming more and more rare.
Though, with the project I've taken on at work, I don't have a ton of time left to really research some good questions anyway. It's a shame really. I do like those kind of questions, but they don't pay the bills. I've got too much to do and teach myself to get this project done, for about another 6 months.
<layer>It's the equivalent of my being allowed in the operating room doing open heart surgery. "Plz help, I don't like blood."
oh come on now. I'm sure you're a few orders of magnitude more qualified to do open heart surgery than those idiots are to program. After all, you know that washing your hands before you start is important, and can figure out which end of the scalpel goes in your palm and which end goes in the patients chest.
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