Why STACKOVERFLOW is bad

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You have an urging question in the technology world that you can not solve yourself. You then google it and find stackoverflow link to a question similar,  but it does not help you.

So you decide to create an account and ask the question you have. Minutes later you return to either see a ton of down-votes or useless answers to the link you already saw.  This is the sad truth of stackoverflow. The community is the worst programming community excluding any hacking community.

I, myself, tried to use the site, but no matter what, you never really find a real solution to a difficult problem. So what really makes the site bad?

The  Moderators
You ask a question, and a moderator that views it is a complete jack*** and has him and his buddies tear up your question with ridiculous amounts of down votes either because he does not know the answer, or just wants to be a jerk.

Community System
If you just joined the site, you literally can’t do anything. You can’t “up vote” good questions, not even comment on them. With this point made, this is why nothing is really answered.

Answering like a Mod
If you answer like a Moderator, you get hated on. A typical answer is “Don’t ask for a book on this site”, so I decided to be like a Moderator in my opinion, and answered “Go to a College Library”. Which got me banned from answering questions for an hour. Go figure!

The Good Side
Most easy answers are on the site, for ‘noobs’.

Overall,  stackoverflow is a bad site. Most people can agree with this statement, and if you don’t, go ahead and use their site!

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2 Comments

  1. Vivek Prajapati July 30, 2014 at 12:38 am

    We should start off question topics on the GBD forum and have it answered by geeks, shouldn’t we?

  2. John July 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Agreed. It’s best to dive in and move things around until it works. I’ve had similar experience with my car. I wanted to do something and looked for online help communities. I couldn’t find even a mention of what I wanted to do. Then I thought to myself, why not just open the hood and **** around until something happens? It’s truly the best way to learn, even if a few things break along the way.

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