I think there are too many questions on StackOverflow. It is just too much for anyone to answer! I mean, I could spend my entire life trying to answer all the questions on StackOverflow.
Just to show an example, this is my daily routine:
- Go on StackOverflow
- Go to Unanswered Questions
- Start from the top and answer each question, even if I am not familiar with the language, or topic.
- Argue with people for down-voting me. I mean, just because I don't know anything about PHP doesn't mean I can't answer how to assign a variable! At least I'm putting forth effort.
So far I've only been able to answer 500 questions.
I suggest that we make a change to the Ask a Question page to relieve this burden on the technology community, allowing us all to provide answers to questions that have already been asked. Then, when we have all answered them, we can undo the change and start answering the new questions.
The change is this:
<input id="submit-button" type="submit" value="Post Your Question" tabindex="120">
<input id="submit-button" onclick="return false;" type="submit" value="Post Your Question" tabindex="120" >
This will stop all questions from being posted, and allow us to catch up with answering questions, even if we are inexperienced with the topic!
It would be even better if the submit button acted like the question was submitted, but simply took them back to the home page.
Please join me in the effort to catch up will all the unanswered questions!