Is it appropriate to ask questions on Stack Overflow without prior research?
I've asked a questions on stackoverflow that are closed almost immediately and instead referred to either a Wikipedia article or told to search Google, neither of which answered my question.
Are the higher-ups at stack overflow trying to reduce traffic?
It seems to me like even if the answer could be found on Wikipedia, it would still make sense to keep it open here, since they are separate sites. I rather post something here, which gets seen by more programmers in-the-know, than on Wikipedia, which seems to have been becoming more of a joke.
Regardless, I'd like to get my answer from one place. So which do you recommend as the best source for programming/hardware-related questions? Google, Wikipedia, or here?