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Drew Hedgecoke wrote:And as the moderator who edited and more than likely down-voted my post said, people's actions are out of my hands. So why, pray tell, am I being punished for someone else's actions and those people going home free without any punishment?
Tim Moores wrote:SO is a different kind of site with a different kind of etiquette than this one. And just like you'll get pulled over here for violating our rules, you'll get pulled over on SO for violating their rules. IMO, the rules here are much better than the rules over there :-)
ras oscar wrote:Online forums are kind of like neighborhood bars. There are some where I fit in to and some I don't. I have read several threads on SO which show results similar to yours and as a result I choose not to post questions there. No derision on SO, no comments on myself. It simply isn't "my crowd"
Andy Crowther wrote:Use SO for reference, use here for questions
That is what we like to hear; our philosophy is to try and get users to work things out for themselves because they learn much better like that.
Drew Hedgecoke wrote:. . . I've learned to search online . . . starting to learn more and more. . . .
Tim Holloway wrote:But I expect that they will remain the place that people go to for cut-and-paste answers and the CodeRanch will be the place to go to for general understanding.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I find SO for really specialized questions. I had a question about Sonatype Nexus 3 Content Selectors. Very few people are going to be able to answer this that don't actually work for the company. The person who gave me the answer works for Sonatype and watched the Nexus tag on SO.
Ironically, he posted as a comment and not an answer so I couldn't give him points!
Tim Holloway wrote:The difference between StackOverflow and the Ranch is that when people ask questions on the Ranch that are off-topic or duplicate other people's questions, the first answers people see aren't bluntly stated "Your Question is Off-Topic", etc. We, the moderators of the CodeRanch will tell you that you're off-topic and move the question to whatever forum is more on-topic. Simply being told you're off-topic doesn't give you an answer.
Tim Holloway wrote:To be fair, StackOverflow has realized that they have developed an image problem and has been moving to address it.
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I used the phrase "didn't work" instead of "didn't compile." I mean, how petty can you get?
Agree. We'd have posted ItDoesntWorkIsUseless and asked whether it compiles or throws exceptions or what.
Tim Moores wrote:. . . Probably a differentiating point between the Ranch and SO.
Wendy Gibbons wrote:One of stack overflows new things is a "new contributor" decoration, that lets people know it is your first time.