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Not to come to their defense, but I see where they're coming from. There would be a lot more noise if their forums were a complete free-for-all. By being heavily moderated, the noise is cut down and it's a lot easier to find answers. But again, at the cost of making it difficult to ask a question. And I don't think they really care about trying to find the right balance.
Their moderation has become entrenched with the overweaning goal of filtering out all but the most interesting, most appropriate, most elite questions. It's a badge of honor to reject as many questions as possible. The intent appears to be that you the questioner should feel honored that they considered your question at all, much less answered it.
that, and them. I'll use an answer if it comes up as a search result. I don't actively use the site.
Agreed completely - I'll go there if this is where search results point me to, but I'm otherwise absolutely uninterested in participating in that community. If that's their goal, then mission accomplished.
There's no such thing as a contract stating that you have to stay with CP, you're free to go where you want.
I generally use google, there's almost always someone that already had the same problem as me. And often enough I end up finding a solution at SO.
Horrors! A CP member asking questions on SO? Stone the heretic!
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Wrong is evil and must be defeated. - Jeff Ello
Never stop dreaming - Freddie Kruger
I think SO is a lot pickier than most other programming sites because they're focused on a long term goal of building a Googlable knowledge base rather than primarily helping people asking questions; and have tuned their moderation cleanup loop towards nuking anything that doesn't fit the former goal asap. I've used it successfully a lot in the past; although between being less experienced as a web dev now than a winform dev years ago and SO having so many more questions answered I very rarely need to ask anything new these days.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Did you by any chance happen to say "Jehova" in front of a large group of Jewish women wearing fake beards?
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Let he or she who hasn't sinned cast the first stone.
Hang on. I have never asked a question on SO.
Sorting through my favourite stones now....
However I have found relevant and sometimes vital information after doing a google search which returned stuff from SO.
So the stones that I have chosen for you are just tiny little ones. Little pebbles really.
Sorry but I still have to do it because I love a good stoning.
Glad that you found a solution.
"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read." Frank Zappa 1980
I'm taking a few days out of the city (allowed, by myself and with my masks) to Lac Megantic (google map link) to do some cycling.
Tomorrow, i will try to climb the Mont-Megantic and Wednesday, I will ride around the lake.
Traveling in 2020 means bringing along gadgets, too many gadgets.
1 cycling computer, 1 phone, 1 watch, 1 laptop, 1 external drive (*) , 1 real camera, 1 gopro (I'm trying that), 1 kindle, 1 card reader that support multiple card formats, way too many cables and adaptors to convert too many usb variants.
I'm lucky I don't have electronic shifting on my bike, I would need to bring a charger for that as well.
(*) I was stupid and did not select a 256 gb drive for my laptop; so I need to bring along an external drive.
I'd rather be phishing!
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