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I want to see developers' opinions on the use of a certain language feature, where is the right place to ask that question?

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marked as duplicate by gnat, hims056, Martijn Pieters, Azik, juergen d Nov 20 '13 at 11:19

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Do you really just want random opinions, or do you want well-reasoned, explained, and fact-based opinions? Do you want to know, "can I use X to do Y?" or just, "what do you think of Z?" – Andrew Barber Jul 4 '12 at 7:52
For which language? – Daniel Daranas Jul 4 '12 at 7:55

On Stack Exchange!

Not on Stack Exchange!

Let me explain. No, let the FAQ explain.

Good: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. "I'm designing a plugin system with X, Y, and Z features. Based on these requirements, would I be better off basing my system around interfaces or abstract classes, and why?"

Bad: every answer is equally valid. "Are interfaces better than abstract classes?"

Ugly: it is a rant disguised as a question. "Interfaces suck, amirite?"

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+1. ... No, -1 .... No, +1 :P – Manishearth Jul 4 '12 at 8:00
Um, yeah, I noticed that, @Manish... – Michael Petrotta Jul 4 '12 at 8:01
I was checking was some spelling mistake in it :P – Somnath Muluk Jul 4 '12 at 10:20

You can try an appropriate chat room.

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Not on the main sites

These sites are not for gathering opinions--they are for clear, definitive answers. asking on the appropriate chat is fine.

On the other hand, if you modified your question to a "what are the pros and cons of feature X" (which would be on topic), and formed your own opinion based on the answers, I think you'd have better results.

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Asking for a list, isn't that frowned upon? – Mr Lister Jul 4 '12 at 8:37
@mrl I don't think that's the case for a definitive list that would be limited to a few items. "Good books to learn c#"--bad. "What are the pros and cons of eval()"--good (I think) – Manishearth Jul 4 '12 at 8:39

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