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I'm used to programming in a classroom environment where people are able to answer questions quickly, if I get stuck. I'm preparing to do my first solo project over the summer. Is there any way to guarantee quick responses (on this site or any other) during rapid development phases?

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you will remember the answers better if you put some work into finding the answers yourself first – cmd Jun 5 '13 at 18:57
No, there is no way to guarantee quick responses. Better questions will, in general, result in better and quicker answers. – Servy Jun 5 '13 at 18:58
This depends. If you write in c#, the busiest tag on SO, then you probably receive a quick answer. If you write in Intercal, you have to wait. Probably. – Johannes Kuhn Jun 5 '13 at 19:00
The longer you spend making your question and title good, enjoyable to read and easily comprehensible the quicker the responses will be as more people will look at it and they won't have to ask for clarification. – ben is uǝq backwards Jun 5 '13 at 19:01
Ay carumba. I foresee you will become a powerful jedi knight. Or question banned. One or the other. Hard to see, the future is. – Anthony Pegram Jun 5 '13 at 19:02
oh well, second failed attempt at tumbleweed badge – user1540815 Jun 5 '13 at 19:03
Actually, scratch that. The future is easy to see. This website has gamification, but it is not a game. Do not ask junk questions just to earn badges. – Anthony Pegram Jun 5 '13 at 19:05
@user414076 Nope; I'm feeling pretty strong about question banned given his current record. – Servy Jun 5 '13 at 19:13
It's very good you like working in a team. StackOverflow will help you if you find a really tough problem to you. People here are usually quick in my experience. – qben Jun 5 '13 at 21:13
If you need guarantees, hire a consultant. – JNK Jun 6 '13 at 12:32

No, there isn't a "way to guarantee quick responses". People on Stack Overflow are volunteers and you can't expect them to be at your beck and call.

You should learn to be self reliant - part of that is to learn how to experiment with code and such.

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