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I was thinking about asking a question regarding communicating effectively, but I realized it may be not directly related to programmers. So, I will ask here.

Is it ok to ask questions on stackoverflow like:

"Is this fun prezi.com presentation effective at communicating the purpose behind ^caret:


Is it more important to communicate an underlying idea rather than explicitly documenting the technology?"

Or, is it not a real question and considered project marketing?

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StackOverflow is not the site for this.

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I find that the #3 problem for programmers is communication, so can you elaborate? – user138494 Nov 5 '09 at 22:29
@Math: It is not a question about programming. I find that programmers eat a lot of donuts, but that is not relevant either. – GEOCHET Nov 5 '09 at 22:33
but effective communication is about programming since we have to deal with other people. Same as source control, source control is not about programming but programming on teams. – user138494 Nov 5 '09 at 22:47
Delicious sandwiches are about programming since we have to eat them for precious blood sugar. – Shog9 Nov 5 '09 at 22:59
@Math: The fact that you have to argue this means it is not acceptable. – GEOCHET Nov 5 '09 at 23:04
Good point. I was on the border. – user138494 Nov 5 '09 at 23:11

The FAQ says:

Oh yes, and it should be about programming. You know, with a computer.

The effect of a presentation seems out of scope. It's related to programmers but not to programming.

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