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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:42 AM

View PostAVReidy, on 14 August 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

View PostWolfCoder, on 14 August 2012 - 12:25 AM, said:

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..StackOverflow has better answers.


I'm not so sure about that one.

Well, let me rephrase that: DIC has better answers if you're wondering about something more abstractly related to programming, while I would generally go to StackOverflow if I want a quick answer on why the fuck jQuery isn't working properly. Ya know? Most of the time the most praised StackOverflow questions are very basic but extremely common issues, whereas the most praised DIC topics warrant lots of discussion.


Since generally speaking jQuery is working properly, it's just that you or I are not writing the right thing, DIC is again a much more useful resource. Generally, the problem is usually "what don't I understand about this?" and not "why is this not working right?"
So people interested in helping you understand why the fix works are much more useful than the ones who just tell you what the fix is.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

From the threads I have seen on both, DIC wins hands down. GUI is SO much better in my eyes, because I don't get a damn headache while reading peoples replies on here.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

Wow, really? I like SO's minimalist GUI. Also, their page load times are vastly better.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:22 AM

View PostCurtis Rutland, on 15 August 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

Wow, really? I like SO's minimalist GUI. Also, their page load times are vastly better.

+1

SO is very minimal and the content is separated which does quite the opposite of causing me a headache. Sometimes the clutter and advertising of DIC can be a bit nauseating, but that doesn't make it too unbearable really.

I lived through the era of marquee and sparkly GIFs.

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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

Yeah. I'll be honest, this forum is basically an explosion of graphics, signatures, and blocks of text. It's not bad, but it's not the best visual design I've ever seen. SO is much cleaner; it puts a higher emphasis on the content rather than custom user looks and feels.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

That's the difference isn't it - DIC has pizzazz.. other places don't.

Basically we have spunk and jazz hands by the bucket fulls.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:53 AM

View PostCurtis Rutland, on 15 August 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

Yeah. I'll be honest, this forum is basically an explosion of graphics, signatures, and blocks of text. It's not bad, but it's not the best visual design I've ever seen. SO is much cleaner; it puts a higher emphasis on the content rather than custom user looks and feels.

i would take this a lot more seriously without your signature with the long horizontal image, and text of various sizes and colors.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

I'm no designer. I figured, "when in Rome", and threw the user-bar together. Though I do agree that there's some irony in contributing to the problem I'm complaining about.

That aside, I'm mostly just responding to the circle-jerky comments about how much better DIC is than SO. So many of them just feel...creepy, or sycophantic, or something like that. Why do they care about the other sites?
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:05 AM

.. because they are not us. They are The Other.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

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View Postmacosxnerd101, on 09 August 2012 - 01:25 AM, said:

I had a friend of mine post on Facebook a few months back. Yes, it was a DIC answer. It made my day, especially since he doesn't frequent DIC.

This. I lost contact with a friend after I left school and a couple of years later when we got talking he was like "yeah, I was doing some programming a few months ago and when I searched for something the answer was by gabehabe on Dream.In.Code and I was like "hey look, it's Danny!"


More on topic: I came to DIC for the code, stayed for the bitches. Went to SO for the code, there were no bitches, so I left.

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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 15 August 2012 - 10:22 AM, said:

SO is very minimal and the content is separated which does quite the opposite of causing me a headache. Sometimes the clutter and advertising of DIC can be a bit nauseating, but that doesn't make it too unbearable really.



Adblock FTW
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

I don't think that it'll give much value to the conversation as I'm new, but as an onlooker, more or less, I can say that I'd prefer to go to StackOverflow hands down. That said, the question itself is like asking someone if they'd rather go somewhere to "chat" or somewhere to do code. Personally I like coding over talking about how "evil" a corporation is or what I'm displaying on my desktop.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

Personally I like coding while ranting under my breath about how "evil" and/or incompetent the organization that made the tools I'm using is.
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

The real question should be - DIC vs Stackoverflow VS yahoo answers!
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Re: Question: D.I.C vs Stackoverflow

Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

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View Postmvcwannab, on 24 August 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

I don't think that it'll give much value to the conversation as I'm new, but as an onlooker, more or less, I can say that I'd prefer to go to StackOverflow hands down. That said, the question itself is like asking someone if they'd rather go somewhere to "chat" or somewhere to do code. Personally I like coding over talking about how "evil" a corporation is or what I'm displaying on my desktop.

THEN GO THERE.

this is the OFF TOPIC section. the fuck do you expect? you enjoy that place more? nothing is making you post here. NOTHING.

this topic is fucking dumb. you wanna know the difference between stack overflow and dic? stack overflow would have trashed this stupid topic.

and on that note, CLOSED. ya know why? because i can do that here. dreamincode wins, again.
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