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Last week I tried to make a point.

So a question was asked about the SerialPort DataReceived Event Handler. If there is data in the port buffer will the event handler keep firing until it is read? The answer was checked next to the guy with 60K points. Their answer was "Yes, it will keep firing until you call Read()."

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closed as not constructive by juan, waffles, Jon Seigel, YOU, perbert May 18 '10 at 1:05

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OK, I'm confused. How about a link? – Lance Roberts May 17 '10 at 23:45
Hey you tried this week too! Good on ya :) – Jason Punyon May 17 '10 at 23:46
Sorry, I must have missed the QUESTION... – The Unhandled Exception May 18 '10 at 0:07
I have no idea what this is about. Can you clean it up, or I will vote it to be removed as noise/pointless. – Jeff Atwood May 18 '10 at 0:09
so, is this the 2nd strike? – IAbstract May 18 '10 at 1:17
I'm getting down-voted on my answer, it is back down to zero. This is uncool folks. If you see a problem with the technical merits of my answer then post a frikkin better one. If you agree with the OP's statement, or understand what it means, then please upvote his, don't downvote mine. – Uphill Luge May 18 '10 at 11:54
@Hans I didn't see your answer, but are you aware that on meta, voting has almost nothing to do with "technical merits"? – The Unhandled Exception May 18 '10 at 12:21
@Josh, understood. The answer being downvoted is at SO. – Uphill Luge May 18 '10 at 13:03
@Hans Ahhh, I see now. I thought you posted an answer to this question, I didn't realize you answered dbasnett's SO question. – The Unhandled Exception May 18 '10 at 13:08
@Hans - I down voted your post in the original question, since it was wrong. – dbasnett May 18 '10 at 13:16

There were only two upvotes on that (the only) answer. I'd hardly say that qualifies as making your point about SO being a popularity contest. Why don't you leave a correct answer with references instead of complaining about the system being broken? "Be the change you want to see in the world."

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Um, let's see:

  • The answer was correct, if terse;
  • There was only one answer posted;
  • The answer was accepted, indicating that the OP found it useful.
  • The submitter responded quickly to comments left by the OP.

What exactly is the problem again? Oh, right, you identified some tedious missing detail and decided that it was evidence of foul play (even though there was nobody else on the playing field).

Thanks for comin' out.

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