12 days ago I asked a legitimate question on SO: How do I use MODI in an ASP.Net Web App I feel like the formatting is fine. The grammar is fine, it's legible, I've provided (and updated) a code sample. I've been engaged with the only answerer, and upvoted him for his efforts.
And yet, for whatever reason, I don't have an answer I can accept. In addition, apparently, my question is not worth upvoting! (It's on 0 as I write this).
I could live with that, except every now and then, I stumble on something like this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9/how-do-i-calculate-someones-age-in-c which gets an unbelievable 42 upvotes! Really?! For those to lazy to click that question link, here it is in it's entirety:
Given a DateTime representing their birthday, how do I calculate someone's age?
That's it. One sentence, 42 upvotes.
Now I know that from time to time, I'm going to have questions that apparently nobody knows the answer to. And that is just life. But is my posted question really that bad that it doesn't even deserve an upvote?
My questions here are,
- How can I improve my question such that it becomes worthy of upvotes and / or answers?
- And what is so incredibly special about the one sentence question that the community feels it's worth upvoting 42 times?
- How do we modify stack overflow such that it's worth the time to post and answer detailed descriptive technical questions?