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pmike
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Geee... i really don't get stack overflows down vote rage. Just answered to a simple question with a perfectly sane and correct answer. Before i could re-read my answer i already had 3 down votes. Some girl also answered but wrongly and no down votes. Damn, this is getting insane...

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  • 12
    Yes sometimes stackoverflow sucks. I think people firstly look your reputation. If you are a new entry they are more bastards
  • 6
    @davide indeed. It was a C question which has a bigger audience. I signed up for SO a couple of months ago with the intent of "give something back to the community" but all this rage keeps me away.
  • 5
    @pmike I've been wanting to write a similar system but without arseholes for quite some time now, but I can't find the time.
  • 0
    Yes, some filtering should be done.
  • 1
    @pmike yes I understand you
  • 3
    Happened with me also! It sucks
  • 5
    @DucksCanCode good luck keeping the assholes away. Seems most online communities hit a point where the old timers will act like douchebags towards anyone new, just because "who does this kid think they are? This is my place"
  • 1
    I tried Stack Overflow and it gave me Cancer and AIDS in one thread. I'll exhaust every other possible avenue of finding help before having to deal with the assholes on there. I usually go ask on Reddit if I get desperate.
  • 2
    Everytime I hear such a story on StackOverflow, I really want to see the question or answer, because I'm pretty sure the guy who posted it, did a major mistake (either regarding the formalities or the content).
  • 0
    @lukegv I could link it here but i deleted my answer... but let's keep the things like this... was about recursion in c...
  • 3
    Stack overflow is ... overflowing ... with cunts.
  • 3
    I find it strange so many people here have negative experiences with the SO community.. I've asked and answered a number of questions on there without any problem. My reputation is only in the 200's so I don't think that's really a factor here.
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    @Gogeta70 believe me, its a thing.
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    I've spent my fair share on SO and have a few thousand in reputation. To gain rep you moderate things, like review posts by new members. So I have looked through a lot of questions.

    Let me tell you that most people do not know how to ask a question, either they post nothing like "Why is not my server working? I use port 8080" or they post "Why is not my web pack working?" and they attach their entire configuration.

    Moderating these things takes time and energy. If you post a question without knowing HOW to post a question it will get down voted. There's plenty of documentation on how to ask a good question. It's not a community for being nice, it's for getting/receiving help and if you can't take the time to write a clear question then I don't see why you except to get a nice response back. No one gets paid to answer your questions.

    So no, it's not you personally (and not the girl) - it's the content/quality of your question/answer that needs improvement.
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    @simeg hi smeg, thanks for the feeback. I do imagine the work of user regulated "forums". The problem is the rage that i've been observing on stack overflow. When i said that i was just rereading my own answer and the down votes were coming in, its not a joke, it really happened... I think they were too quick to even understand my answer, and if any doubts why not a comment first warning me of whatever they may have against me or the answer quality. Indeed the question was simple and i can tell you that the last answer on the question uses exactly the same terms i've used but it was posted by someone with thousands of reputation... I've some hundreds.

    To avoid this i keep focus on some "niche" frameworks and thats how i"ve managed those hundreds units of reputation; helped some people and never asked any questions.

    I've decades of programming on my hands and pitty eyes, not exactly a noob and do feel the rage there, on so. Anyway, thanks, again, for your feeback. Peace
  • 0
    The rage continues...
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