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Screw the current Stack Overflow community so hard. It's still basically the only place to get answers but I'm sick and tired of the "you missed a period on line 7 why are you even on this site??" attitude. Look here, yeah it's my bad for missing that part, but I'm pretty sure that if you can't figure out that I missed an obvious ".ToArray()" when pulling my code together for a sample, then you aren't gonna be able to answer my bit-shifting question in the first place.

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    "I don't know anything but here's a random criticism that doesn't answer your question and an insult. There, now I look smart."
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    Welcome to every established community ever. Ppl become cunts after a few years lol
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    My goal in life is to create a project big enough it gets its own tag on SO that way I can be an expert and not only answer the questions l, but also correct the other answers and the questions themsleves.

    E.g. Flask
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    Yeah the desire to be technically correct isn't helpful when you're asking more conceptual questions.

    I had some questions about managing large chunks of data that at times slowed down the browser.

    I was wary about asking on SO as I usually don't see those kinda questions. But I asked.

    Now maybe I worded it wrong but nobody ventured to address the gist of my question, it was all requests for code samples.

    Like bro imagine a fetch and some big chunk(s) of data and then displaying it... (i'm simplifying here), and I kinda read into the requests as ... they're not gonna be able to answer / don't give a fuck if someone's browser chugs.
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    @Stuxnet I shamefully identify with this comment. I hate mirrors. lol
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    @N00bPancakes Its too bad there isn't a block diagram feature on SO for things like that.
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    @Demolishun

    Yeah it would be nice to be able to diagram a more conceptual idea out and address those "Someone has to have done this before without wonky browser behavior and have a good pattern for this." situations.
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    @Stuxnet wtf, that's not true you cunt, we're some lovely mothertruckers up in this biatch!!

    Downvoted, banned and reported for toxicity!

    ;)
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    @N00bPancakes I was just about to answer your question but then I found out you forgot a semicolon once when you were starting as a young programmer... Outrageous!! pack your ++'s and leave this place, we have no place for the likes of you!

    Thread closed, locked and key thrown away...
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    Link to your question: if you truly believe you did everything you could to ask the question well.
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    @N00bPancakes Yeah. That’s not really an SO type of question. What about a discord for that specific type of thing? Where you can ask about opinions - and patterns.
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    @Hazarth pffft this isn't a community this is a family lmao

    We give you tough love and we're not cunts!
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    @sheriffderek

    I think the reason I thought of SO is that I really wanted to find some folks who maybe dealt with it and handled it ... well.

    Like any random discord or slack group, I've asked about similar things there and honestly a lot of front end land gives no fucks about letting the CPU hit 100% or performance, they just don't care.

    I don't really blame them, we all budget our times and have to not focus on some things in favor of others.

    I was hoping to cast a wide enough net to get some perspective / opinions. Even if someone found a half answer / some wonky solution, it would be something.

    I have seen some highly rated threads on SO (back when I would brows it) that really did handle more conceptual pattern questions, but they were more back end focused, but at the very least they are addressed, at least occasionally.
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    @Stuxnet

    "We give you tough love and we're not cunts!"

    I agree with 1st half, not the second half. Know thyself.
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    @Stuxnet

    I think what happens is some folk are already like that, but the good people leave, so eventually the place is only full of bad apples.

    Not helped when the bad apples get admin / moderator rights..
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    @Nanos I wonder if the results are similar to this experiment:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    That article says the study was flawed though. So I dunno. It just reminded me of that study.
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    @Demolishun

    I've noticed over the years that groups of folk with certain aspects in common are less likely to be bad apples when given authority.

    Scandinavians, and Brazilians are two such for example.

    Two of the worst ones, American, and British.

    Age groups as well, best is 50+ years, worst is under 25 years.

    Now, what I don't know is, when that 25 year old gets to be 26, do they magically change, or do they stay that way forever ?

    I haven't been around a bunch that age to figure the answer to that one !

    It does seem pretty hard to figure out in advance if nice person A is going to be PITA person A once given power..
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    @Demolishun

    I'm reminded of:

    https://smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne...

    ** ALERT ** THESE 2 LINKS ARE IDENTICAL **

    h t t p s : / / w w w . s m i t h s o n i a n m a g . c o m / s m a r t - n e w s / h o w - m o u s e - u t o p i a s - 1 9 6 0 s - l e d - g r i m - p r e d i c t i o n s - h u m a n s - 1 8 0 9 5 4 4 2 3 /
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    @Nanos regarding the power tripping that certain admins do, I don't think it's got that much to do with age, as much as it does with the value you assign to it. Sure when you're admin in a dozen or so groups of say a couple thousand people each (which I am), that's a position of power. I think what matters is whether you treat it as such.

    In my opinion, admin privileges anywhere are a responsibility much more so than a position of power. And frankly, I don't care. If I had it my way, I'd remove whatever badge they assign to admins too, because I don't think it should even be visible. Treat an admin like you would anyone else really, and an admin should act as if they're just another member.

    But far too many people care about admin access.. get drunk on power, and ban left right and center because I GOT DA POWA!!! In my experience, that is what turns communities into pure cancer. So don't be like that. And when you're a community member, don't appeal to authority.
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    @Condor

    > when you're a community member,

    > don't appeal to authority.

    But, isn't that required when someone is being a bully in the group and needs to be disciplined / removed ?
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    @Nanos I don't mean reporting abuse, rather the idea of authority itself being used as supporting evidence in arguments and whatnot. It happens so often...
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    You could picture it as "don't argue with the admins" in a group description, or an admin threatening with a ban when arguing with them. What if their statement is simply wrong? Like sure, if a member is truly obnoxious, fine. But it's so easy for an admin to ban just to end an argument. I hate that - it's power abuse and creates echo chambers. So personally I try as hard as I can to not use my access in communities I admin during an argument. Granted it's not like I use it much regardless ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    @sheriffderek Ha I ain't linking to anything outside this community. I've got no interest in the train of people finding my SO > GitHub > Twitter and so forth. I think you kinda missed the point of the rant anyway.
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    @Demolishun how can our eyes by real...
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    @MySlugLikesSalt It’s ok if you don’t understand it.
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    @sheriffderek Understand what, exactly? Again, I think you're maybe missing the point here.
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    @MySlugLikesSalt beggars can’t be choosers. Some things just come from age and experience. Future you, will get it.
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