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posted my first question on stackoverflow...

yup, they are cunts

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  • 4
    Link to the SO?
  • 6
    I have had well explained and researched questions needlessly down voted in the past, but in general I find SO useful and friendly.
  • 1
    Give link
  • 0
    mayank ....now you have same view for devrant also.....cunts are here, there everywhere :)
  • 2
    I feel ya, last month I didn't had a reputation to directly comment on the question. So I just asked can you elaborate more so I can help you better, as the question was too short and wasn't descriptive(and a big fucking yes I knew the fucking answer because I had already done that it was about Magento integration) and well guess what? DOWNVOTE just because I asked him to elaborate more.

    And even my question got downvoted once just because the person who downvoted maybe didn't get the fucking question right but I was fortunate that one guy helped me and even put a bounty on my question because it was way too fucking hard and even googling it was worthless.
  • 1
    True true :"D
  • 1
    The first (and only) time i asked something on stackoverflow, i created a war
    People were fighting in the comments and the question got deleted because "duplicated" and "non pertinent"
  • 2
    How many people asking for the link are SO cunts who just want to downvote it?

    Show of hands. :P
  • 4
    I'd like to see the question, please. A lot of times people just don't know how to ask on there. Everyone on devRant like to hate on Stack Overflow but it is a very useful resource. One of the reasons it stays so organized and clean is because of the aggressive moderation, which means you can't ask silly questions like you can other places and clutter it up. If you ask a thoughtful question that has not been answered, most of the time you will get at least someone attempting to help you. I know it's fun to join the bandwagon but still. How many of us have used SO in the past? It's a valuable resource, and I'll take them being "cold" to newbies if the question is written badly, off-topic, grammatically screwed, a duplicate, or could be solved with basic coding knowledge and five minutes of Googling. Just my opinion, of course.
  • 0
    @xorith *raises hand*

    I generally only down vote very poor questions and answers. The people over at SO can be a little too eager with their down votes... I even had one guy go through a bunch of my answers and downvote them because he didn't like me...
  • 1
    @Condor yes, but usually Googling points to stack overflow..
  • 1
    @GMR516 SO shill detected
  • 1
    @Condor yeah I'm with you there.. I've given up asking questions on there, just hoping there's an answer for what I'm looking for. The attitude is rotten there, especially toward new users.
  • 2
    @lazysnail dude lmao thats exactly what happened with me .
  • 2
    @segfault0xff Nah. I only have around 50 rep on there, but when I was even newer and asked basic questions, they were answered very quickly and accurately.

    Nowadays most of the questions I have are already on there. How many times have you had your question answered by Stack Overflow vs. seeing a “closed for duplicate” or whatever the meme is nowadays? For sure it could be improved, but they’re doing what they deem necessary to keep the site clean and professional, and I honestly can’t really blame them.
  • 3
    @xorith doesn't matter bro i deleted the question after realising i can't get any help from these dickheads
  • 1
    @GMR516 nah i guess they are all just judgemental A-holes
  • 2
    @Mayank007 Okay.
  • 2
    StackOverflow is great for getting a clue about what the issue is, but as I recently found out yet again - it has some fundamental flaws which will never be fixed.

    The reputation system discourages people from contributing. I know it has for me. When I've reached out to others on SO for advice, I've been told to literally beg others to purposefully up-vote my stuff to gain reputation. This seems counterproductive.

    The constant flow of technology does not fit with how SO seems to archive answers. For example, the accepted answer from 3 years ago may lead you down the wrong path if the framework in question has changed significantly. And yet there's no way to update, and if you ask again to refresh the question you will be down-voted.

    It's a great newbie tool, but it's by no means the be-all solution. A number of veteran devs I've talked to have told me they've moved on from SO as both a source of help and a place to offer help.
  • 1
    I've never posted anything on SO for the fear to be blasted by cocky know-it-all devs. Google and fantasy instead of facing that
  • 2
    @rEaL-jAsE Yes. When the answer to that question didn’t exist.
  • 3
    @rEaL-jAsE Mmkay. 👌🏿
  • 1
    @GMR516 you sure garnered a lot of hate for standing up for SO...
  • 2
    @charliefoxtrot Yeah, people love to hate on Stack Overflow here, even though they use it on a daily basis. Oh well.
  • 0
    @GMR516 See my comment above. There's plenty to hate, and hating something does not negate the usefulness it may still have. Caveats and all.

    I mean it's still better than Expert's Exchange? It's not better than reading the documentation and experimenting yourself until you learn it though.
  • 1
    If:
    * you didn't do any typo
    * you proved that you tried some things on your own before asking
    * you made sure you checked if the question haven't been asked/answered somewhere else
    * you make sur this is a technical question than a general one (like "how to make a login process in <language>" instead of "how do I save newly created users with <some parameters idk>

    You'll discover a world where StackOverflow is the most helpful thing around
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