Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

The ever present question of the petitioners for knowledge. Haha..
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

View Postaresh, on 07 August 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

You know, you actually triple posted! The first two got merged, but still..


Ahh! The Skidmarks of Forums.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

SO seems to give away more technical knowledge if you know how to ask right. They don't want to deal with "My button won't work." That said, there isn't any real community to speak of, and its not for beginners (even though even a beginner could find a nugget of knowledge that they can understand and utilize, I'm sure).

DIC makes you earn your knowledge, and occasionally there are much more in depth conversations. DIC has a better community, for sure, but that is also because of the format of communication. We have profiles and a general area to prattle on about nothing. DIC isn't all strictly business.

Both sites have their pros and cons. Both sites have good and bad members. I use them for different things.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostCelerian, on 07 August 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

They don't want to deal with "My button won't work."



That's true - but there's people here who don't want to deal with that, either, and they don't. Sometimes I don't want to track down someone's null pointer issue - so I let someone else get it. Later on, I usually check in, just to make sure the answers given were reasonable, and upvote any deserving posts.
I'd really like to see more advanced sorts of questions here, but I think that by the time a DIC member is at the stage where they have advanced questions, they're often pretty good at answering their questions, or at least at finding the answers.
I know I don't post a lot of questions here, mostly because I'd be really embarrassed to ask a question without doing a lot of research first - and usually that research solves the problem for me, so I don't ask.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Plus that fact, if an "expert" asks a question here, it isn't likely to be a simple answer. So scares away the members from replying, out of fear of look in stupid amongst their peers.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

At least they aren't like Expert Sex Change.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 07 August 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

fear of look in stupid amongst their peers.


The number one reason I rarely post questions here. Let's face it, I do a bang up job of this just by posting in the Lounge... no need to go gallivanting around the boards, posting all willy-nilly, and flaunting my mad supidity skills.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

I personally prefer SO. Here in DIC majority of the questions received are first year homework questions, and there isn't that many questions that have really challenged me and forced me to learn something new and useful. That's fine though as I believe DIC is aimed primarily towards students.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:10 PM

I'm here for the warm(usually a little bit much) community, and once I was a student asking questions here too. Well, I don't have a good experience in SO. They basically downvoted my question to the point of banning my ip from asking stuff. I guess that's all for the better. I just Google a question I have in mind, usually someone in SO has the answer.

But here in DIC I see people improving. It's great when you help someone and they'll post something like "Hey! I got it working myself! xoxoxo". That really puts a smile on my face.

So I guess D.I.C. is my wife, but S.O. is my mistress which I'm glad is there when I need something my wife can't provide. I have other mistresses too, but their far too numerous I forget their names. Their pimp is Google.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

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Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but I'd tend to want to avoid discussing my mistresses with my wife.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Well, I thought since my wife opened up this topic we're on an open relationship. :)
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

So BarNunBoi is your wife? Interesting.

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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:20 AM

Im no ones wife! Lets get that straight right now!
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

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View PostfromTheSprawl, on 07 August 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:

Well, I thought since my wife opened up this topic we're on an open relationship. :)


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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

The real problem with too many high level technical experts (like SO has) is that every single question turns out to be this convoluted and in depth discussion. The OP asks about using the StreamReader class and next thing you know everyone is talking about the finer points of IO, sectors on the disk and running benchmarks on read operations.

I think DIC strikes the right balance between technical knowledge to answer the question but brief and concise answers that solve problems.

Once in awhile we spiral into the same nonsense of getting all "geeky" on a topic, but far less than other sites and it makes it more user friendly.

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