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The first part of why I am asking this question is to make sure i post my question in the right place. My question is going to basically be, "Hey I'm about to make an ASP .net / C# site that does X, at a high level how would you do it?" Kind of like a brain storm session with people who are, I assume, much more experienced than I. I am not looking for code or specifics since I know how to Google/code just fine but more like how would you architect everything. So would I just use regular C#,, SQL etc tags?

Also is this an OK question to ask on Stack Overflow? I don't see many brainstorm-esque questions, mainly just very specific (i.e. "heres my code to do X, why doesnt it work!?" or "can someone give me code to accomplish X") questions.

And lastly I ask because it seems like for some reason when i try to ask a question from a high level I get yelled at in the comments. All I end up with is people saying "too vague" or asked to "post code."

Any advice?

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stackoverflow is not a place for interesting discussions. But in your case maybe that could be suitable. – TacticalCoder Apr 16 '12 at 22:57
@TacticalCoder apparently it didn't work out in this case. – Some Helpful Commenter Apr 24 '12 at 22:15
Real questions have answers. – Robert Harvey Apr 24 '12 at 22:41
I think too many people criticize this site for the simplicity of the questions here. It's a great place ask a very simple question and get a fast and simple response. Maybe the answer doesn't make you go "hmm", but it makes you go "oh, why didn't I think of that". For questions that make you go "hmm", check the rest of the internet. – Shep Apr 25 '12 at 7:46
up vote 8 down vote accepted

This about covers it

Kind of like a brain storm session with people who are, I assume, much more experienced than I.

You want to start a discussion and the FAQ says

If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about __”, then you should not be asking here.

so there is no appropriate way to pose the question on Stack Overflow.

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what about if i posed the question as, "I am coding my project to do X and i went about it this way which works, but am I going about it the right way or is there a much easier/more efficient way to get the same results (X)." – chilleo Apr 16 '12 at 22:43
@chilleo Check out Programmers, we are a bit more welcoming on subjective questions, but still a Q&A site and not a discussion forum, we expect questions to be on practical actual problems, similarly to Stack Overflow (thus: no brainstorming / open ended discussions). – Yannis Apr 16 '12 at 23:18

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