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2:57 AM
@LateralTerminal You can even rotate them :P
It's pretty fun but I rarely actually use it..
@X-27 That's what SE is for ;)
 
@gandalf3 yah too many questions from part way through a tut.
 
@David Those aren't bad questions though
?
 
@DuarteFarrajotaRamos When flagging comments (like the ones there were here) you only have to flag one, use a custom message say say something about the same comment 5 times.
 
(at least not because they are from a tutorial)
 
@gandalf3 true some are ok.
but too many are bad/dups or easily googleable.
 
3:09 AM
@David /me doesn't like associating bad with dups inherently..
Jeff Atwood on November 16, 2010

As Stack Overflow grows — or any other Q&A; site in the Stack Exchange network, really — there’s a natural pressure to discover and link duplicate questions. The more questions you have, the higher the possibility a given new question isn’t in fact a new question, but a duplicate of an older existing question. Because of this, we’ve continually enhanced the tools for finding, linking, and merging duplicate questions:

Handling Duplicate Questions

Handling Duplicate Questions …

And in many cases "easily googleable" would be "easierly googlable" if it were a SE question..
 
@gandalf3 indeed. I'll give you that. there is nothing inherently bad about a dup.
(I just can't stand how if they typed the same thing in to google they would already have the answer.)
I got a valentines day review sweep.
 
3:26 AM
@David Ah I see, will do in the future, thanks for the info.
@David Happy valentines! Though I'd hope you had something better to do then review sweep on BSE on this date XD
 
@DuarteFarrajotaRamos lol thanks. but not really.
 
3:56 AM
@gandalf3 Boom. I find it really helps me understand what should happen when I think of SE not as a Q&A site, but instead a organically growing documentation source
I rarely use SE to ask questions, but I use it all the time for reference
If done right, it can explain things in a way no traditional documentation can approach
Probably in part because it's focused on real world problems.
 
4:11 AM
^^
 
 
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7:46 AM
Yes. There have been times I've hit a question which if answered would have solved my problem, only to see it closed. I feel any time that happens, closing the question was probably a mistake.
 
 
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2:31 PM
@GiantCowFilms Exactly
 
 
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3:36 PM
@gandalf3 If atwood says it then it must be true XD
 
 
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4:37 PM
@Haunt_House I'm replying to the comment you left on the meta post. It all comes down to the HNQ. See SE has a formula (its documented on the meta) which takes something like the Q score times the number of answers, over the age of the Q. Your question stayed on the HNQ for over 4 days!
That is where most of the views (and probably most of the votes) came from.
I only found it (and later answered) because it was in the HNQ sidebar.
@TARDISMaker and real world users wrote it, not the guy who coded it. Makes a big difference.
 
5:42 PM
@David Definately
 
5:55 PM
@TARDISMaker I always thought StackExchange was made to be the Anti-Reddit. Fix all the BS that is Reddit and you have StackExchange. A holy beacon piercing through in an increasingly dark and stupid internet.
 
 
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8:11 PM
I always thought reddit was the stackexchange site for memes
 
8:31 PM
@gandalf3 It is. I don't think it deserves the title of "the front page of the internet"
 
 
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11:00 PM
@David Well, that explains that. Thanks
About duplicates: Beginners sometimes lack the proper search terms. Many questions use the wrong terminology or even try to get an answer for the wrong approach. Personally I think so far duplication feels like having done something wrong, like one was too stupid to find the answer. If I was writing the software, I'd try to word it differently.
 
11:24 PM
@Haunt_House Yeah, I would agree with that
 

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