StackOverflow and Lack of Transparency

  Job Well Done I have to admire StackOverflow in many ways.  The creators have done an awesome job of building a community where people can come and help each other in a safe place.  Of the many things StackOverflow has done well is to make it’s site index very well with search engines which means people like me often find answers to questions there when searching the web.   Why Participate? Over the years, I’ve participated quite a bit in many different forums and almost always, that participation has started based on a feeling of “wanting to give back” after finding so many useful answers.  I’d like to say it’s because I just feel the need to help others, but like most of us, I’m swamped busy it seems all … Continue Reading

stackoverflow Really annoyed me this morning!

For the past month or so, I’ve been more involved at stackoverflow than I have ever been.  I’ve accumulated 317 points (not much, but enough to be part of the community) and until this morning, I had forgotten what I don’t like about this community site. Specifically, I asked a very straight forward question which I feel I asked both respectfully and appropriately.  I created a very succinct title and tagged it in a very reasonable way.  I’m definitely not a JavaScript/IPad wizard, but I do know how to effectively work with community forums. My Question:  “Heuristically figuring out whether I'm running IPad1 or IPad2” Let me go through the responses 1 by 1 and I think you will see how this really annoyed me. nnnnn … Continue Reading

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