What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 133 Stack Exchange communities.

This question already has an answer here:

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

share|improve this question

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

8  
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
2  

3 Answers 3

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?"

share|improve this answer
6  
+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.

share|improve this answer

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.

share|improve this answer
    
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .