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I'm sure there's always going to be overlap - look at the issues around certain Programmers questions that could be on The Workplace. The answer is not to infer that, because some questions are in the grey area between sites, that then all questions must be in the same grey area, and merging sites is required. I do think the "branding" between the sites ...


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I see very little wrong with this behavior. I only see two questionable statements - the one calling the question "silly" and the one indicating that "you're not listening at all". Those statements seem unnecessary. When you post a question, people can engage with it in multiple ways. Leaving comments is one such way. You can choose to ignore the comments ...


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Most people are just better at giving advice and solving other people's problems than being able to do any type of introspection to identify their own problems. Programmers with a high reputation may work at places with a lot of resources: training, mentors, larger teams etc. I work alone, so I have to rely on SO more now than I use to. For those who don't ...


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There's some argument for shipping those questions over here, and not just centered around the file things neatly because everything has its place manner of thinking. Stack Overflow, today, doesn't really like those kinds of questions1 and many would be happy to ship the impetus for folks to ask them over here. But that's just it, Stack Overflow loses ...


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Short answer: Low-ranked users ask, and high-ranked users answer. High ranked users, almost by definition, are people who are knowledgeable about the topic. As such, they have many answers and few questions. Most (not all) of the questioners have limited knowledge of the topic, and have low ranks because of this. They ask questions to fill gaps in their ...


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