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stackoverflow as place to ask?

13 Sep 2018, 01:26

what you thinkg about stackoverflow?
is it helpful for your reputation?
ask ahk thinks there?

probably here is a may more friendly place. anyway i sometimes asking ahk in stackoverlow

cheers :-)
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Re: stackoverflow as place to ask?

14 Sep 2018, 00:02

what you thinkg about stackoverflow?
is it helpful for your reputation?
ask ahk thinks there?

probably here is a may more friendly place. anyway i sometimes asking ahk in stackoverlow

cheers :-)
When doing a Google search, there are times that you will find the answer for a question (or at least inspiration) on Stackoverflow or Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoHotkey/). Not only those places, but there is Donation Coders (http://www.donationcoder.com) and various AutoHotkey people with blogs that answer questions or have post up code. Thinking outside the box, you might find the solution was done with AutoIt or WinBatch, which is close enough language wise, that you might can make an AutoHotkey version or at least get an idea about how to do something.

Of course here would be a good place to start and the most likely place to find the answer.
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Re: stackoverflow as place to ask?

19 Sep 2018, 06:37

Why do some people hate Stack Overflow?

"I don't really hate it, but it's really kind of hate-able. If you have a look at the following thread you will know why.

How do make a menu active by default using a CSS based responsive menu in pure CSS based menu

The old users are not kind or helpful to the new users. They don't respect new users. They are too much concerned about rules than to help others. They greet you with comments like these."
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Re: stackoverflow as place to ask?

22 Sep 2018, 13:05

The post by Derrils appears to quote this link (a very entertaining page, although I only read one or two posts so far):
Why do some people hate Stack Overflow? - Quora
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-peopl ... k-Overflow

And references this question:
javascript - How do I make a menu active by default using a CSS-based responsive menu in pure CSS based menu? - Stack Overflow
https://web.archive.org/web/20161111145 ... nu-in-pure

Which had some awful initial comments and downvoting, as can be seen in the pictures on Quora, but which subsequently got a good number of upvotes before being eventually deleted!?

Asking AHK questions on Stack Overflow probably isn't too bad, but you'd get a faster better answer here. It seems few Stack Overflow questions get upvotes, (a) how many people will see it (I get ~100, more for the more obvious questions), (b) how many people will think oh this is such a special question I'll upvote it, (c) the more popular the language, the more likely it'll be taken down as duplicate.

Asking other sorts of questions, or adding question tags that might bring in users from other programming languages, that might be less nice.

It's a chore to write code on Stack Overflow, and I'm worried something awful will happen whenever I do anything on Stack Overflow, e.g. a minor edit to an old post. The best-case scenario, editing an answer leads to your answer getting re-edited 5 times by mods, and it's a bit of a chore to just click Yes on all the edits.

I like Stack Overflow more or less, but the experience is probably the worst of any website in existence.

Other links:

Why StackOverflow sucks | The Programming Works
https://sergworks.wordpress.com/2012/09 ... low-sucks/

opinions on Stack Overflow - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 17&t=26067

(By reputation do you mean will asking AHK questions help you to get Stack Overflow reputation points, or will it allow you to say on your CV, I'm a regular at Stack Overflow, to help get jobs? Cheers.)
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Re: stackoverflow as place to ask?

23 Sep 2018, 01:03

... the more popular the language, the more likely it'll be taken down as duplicate... and I'm worried something awful will happen ...
yes, good Summary . yes, In a way a place of Fear :) but i like it. for many years i dont used it. then a day a CEO asked my about, whey he cant find me there. so i started to use it

;) may some of you want collect points there by answering my question there:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/524 ... score-keys

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