Yesterday "Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov" came up with a brilliant idea that we discussed under this[^] question in Quick Answers section.
Basic idea is to prepare a FAQ for some specific answers which is being continuelly asked and filling up the db with redundant data. Such as "index out range", "referencing null pointer" exceptions and etc. We would like to have your opinion about it. Depending on the answerwe will take action. Thanks.
This is an excellent idea. At the time when I still understood something at programming, so about 10 years ago, and C++ was THE language, Michael Dunn set up a (MFC) C++ FAQ with the most recurrent questions ( should still be available, but I am too lazy to get a link), and we would happily link to it when answering questions in the C++ forum.
So don't wait, and start it !
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It seems a good idea on the surface, but it does have drawbacks. Frequently asked questions come up in Google, (so often the OPs of such questions should have found the answer in any case) and there are going to be a lot of them even for a given topic.
The other problem that immediately springs to mind is that such questions often provide newer members a way in to start answering questions and building up their reputation on the site. If these questions are not asked, they won't get the opportunity (though given my point above, they will get asked IMO).
Well I have never thought about these facts. I think you are right about it. It will have more drawbacks to the newbees other than helping them. But as Pete advised it can be a good tip/trick or article. I will work on it and when I prepare it i will share it to public.