I'm going to pull up some recently closed questions and am curious what you feel is bullying or the appropriate approach to deal with the questions. If you have issues about other specific questions and you feel like they are getting an unfair treatment, please consider posting questions on meta about those
I'm really new to database careers and no idea what is their work look like. All I know is they maintain or design a database.
What I want to know is the career path of Database Administrator, what I mean is for example a programmer in the future may become a team leader and so on. What about in database what is the hierarchy of this job. And also I want to know what is the required knowledge and technology to attain a specific level of the job.
Put on holds off topic - career and education advice
Lots of stuff
And so on… the rows indicates user and each 17 columns represents page hits to that page by that user.
So send me the code in java to perform this operation.
(not closed currently, but on its way)
Recently, my friend got me interested in programming. I've always thought it was this ultra complicated concept, but after watching the code.org's "What Schools Don't Teach" I'm really wanting to work on something. I want to build Android and Windows apps and games. I would like to build a building/tower defense-esq game for both both platforms. My main questions are:
-What programming languages should I learn?
-What engine should I use for a 2D building/ RTS (much like Ubisoft's "The Settlers Online")?
Closed as what language, technology, or project one should take up next
You appear to be referring most recently, however, to:
I am writing this question due to the fact that I came across a JUG(Java User Group) facebook page. There was a guy in need of a 'junior' java developer. They told me that a junior Java developer is someone who:
Is there any kind of test someone can take (apart from the oracle exams etc...)? Also , are these information valid or partly true?
To which you commented:
my friend you have come to very unhelpful and unpleasant place to post your questions. Programmers stack exchange should be related to ask questions related to programming and skills, but the bullies here are to close your question without a single doubt in their head. They are ruining PSE. You are better off in Java Forums where these bullies cannot close your questions. – Jhilke Dai
Career and education advice is off topic. It is specifically called out as:
- what language/technology you should learn next, including which technology is better,
- career advice, salary or compensation,
The off topic message for the question is intended to give the appropriate guidance.
If you feel this is incorrect and that career questions should be allowed, please make meta post that states this and provides a good argument for how they should be handled and lead to valuable content for the site. Note that this has been addressed many times in the past.
I would suggest reading:
A core principle with Stack Exchange is the desire to attract experts that stay and answer questions. Without experts the site will suffer the fate of artificial intelligence.SE or Startups.SE.
To that end it is necessary to down vote and close questions that are not appropriate for the site. Sometimes this is from a lack of information to make it into a good question (there was a lengthy discussion about that in chat the other day - it was begrudgingly acknowledged that without down votes and closed question the question would not have been improved). Other times it is necessary for such to get the person to read the appropriate parts of the help center.
Secondly (and a difficult one to get one's head around) it is not about helping the person asking the question but the next person asking the same question. Questions asking about career paths (a two of my examples) are often very specific to that individual or that company (for the DBA, I've never seen a DBA at two different companies have the same set of responsibilities).
Third, discussions on the main site don't work. It wasn't designed for that. I really suggest reading A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy (which also points out some of the issues you seem to take issue with) which was mentioned in some of the early podcasts by Jeff as being influential in the design of Stack Overflow.
There are other communities where discussion works (as well as they do). I will point out that even reddit/r/cscareerquestions has a hefty FAQ that is expected to be required reading before asking such a question. Polling and discussion is the raison d'être there. That said, the level of hostility and snark that people have commented finding on reddit (or hacker news) far exceeds our own.
And well, give-me-the-codes is welcomed at eLance and similar freelancing sites.
Can we do better? Probably. However, posting comments about dissatisfaction with P.SE and about 'bullies' is not the way to encourage this process.