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I am only barely a programmer, by the definitions summarized on this site. I possess a lot of experience in linear programming and process management but object-oriented programming is not yet within my realm of experience, and that seems to be what all the kids are doing these days. With that said, I came here because I KNOW I don't know the answers to ...


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I think the problem is ill-defined. A single misconception underlies most of the issues raised. The overarching question is not Why can they not understand who we are? but How? After having been introduced to a long history that stretches at least 3 years back, an obstacle has become clear to me: "...there is no evidence right now to support the claim 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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Those two questions would most likely have been caught by the question quality filters on SO. They would have seen one of those red popups that asks them to improve their question. Rather than making an attempt to improve his questions, this user must have simply given up and asked here instead. These filters are considered Big City solutions to a Big ...


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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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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? I believe that most of the questioners asking debugging questions here are indeed expecting to get an answer here, i.e. they think that these questions are on-topic while they are not. It's a big misunderstanding. What can we do about it? Make it as clear as possible that these questions ...


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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? The date the question was posted (towards the end of September) and a serious uptick in 'homework' questions does correlate well with the start of term in many education establishments around the world. Many of them are kids who have all grown up with a 'sharing economy' with an ...


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Here's the approach I am currently using when I stumble upon this kind of questions. (Those interested in what else I tried before coming at it, can find details below.) Add comment referring to MSE guidance Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange do I post in? Vote down. Vote close as unclear. Vote delete (when question becomes eligible for ...


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As explained in this answer to related question at MSE, there is no such plan. More specifically, Triage review was not intended to be applicable network wide; it was designed based on assumptions that apply at Stack Overflow but not necessarily hold at other network sites. For the sake of completeness, per what I additionally learned at MSE (1, 2), site ...


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