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The mods are privy to certain statistics about users that others do not have. Goma is an unusual case of somebody who goes above and beyond to continue spamming Programmers with garbage. He has used over 50 unique IP's most of them behind proxy servers located in Saudi Arabia. He has opened multiple SE accounts with numerous unique email addresses. ...


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Strictly speaking you shouldn't answer an off topic question, at best you should just post a comment. However, I would admit that there are grey areas - not sure that this is one though. Each time an answer is provided it dilutes the site. Someone can point to that question and say "well it was answered" when they post their off topic question. By making ...


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The history of Goma is long and tortuous. Suffice to say that he has been suspended in the past for poor quality questions, sock puppetry and trying to evade previous suspensions. His latest activity comes immediately after the lifting of his latest suspension (for a year), so clearly the normal procedures don't work with him. Most, if not all, of his ...


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A word of caution, based on an advice given in comments in another question: ...just don't go on a down voting spree..., last time he made it into Meta three people started downvoting everything and they were caught by the serial voting script. It ain't that easy... ...not that I suggest to stop downvoting bad questions, just when you do that, ...


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Yeah, ok, done. Editorial note (May 26, 2015): It's instructive to look back now on the direction the Programmers community took after the enforcement of these standards began... Today it remains an excellent venue for conceptual questions on programming and software development, but has little patience for the sorts of overtly-subjective discussions (some ...


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I've updated the article to either call out or paper over the areas that had become somewhat dated. That said, I stand by that comment. Folks really shouldn't be asking programming questions here.


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Thanks for taking this constructive. I would recommend to start with clarifying the problem statement. You wrote I'd like to publish it somehow which is IMHO very ambigous. Do you want to publish it as Open Source on Github? Just inside your team to another team member? Inside your own project as a library which can be reused by another project? ...


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I think that strong point of your question draft is description of the situation: it looks clear, detailed and easy to understand. This lays a solid ground for a good question. After you're done with it though, there is a sharp drop in question quality, and the rest essentially spoils the fun: So, in terms of making it easier for myself what do you think ...


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