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I maintain a .NET blog where I publish some articles and .NET FAQs. I'm not able to answer some of the interview-style questions I receive due to time constraints, and some others due to lack of expertise.

Can I redirect those questions to Stack Overflow? Will Stack Overflow allow it? If so, does SO have an API for this?

Below are some sample questions which were asked in my web site. Hope these questions will give idea to know type of questions were asked.

  1. Can i rollback "table data types" when we are using in transactions?
  2. In a table there are so many duplicated records, with your name having 4 records, there is no primary key, then how can you delete two records having with your name?
  3. What is difference between the "throw" and "throw ex" in .NET?
  4. Error handling in Try catch statement,try{b=0; c=a/b;}catch (Exception ex){}catch //related exception{}finally{}Which exception will catch first and what about finally statement?
  5. How can you improve the web application performance when the application is in live/production?
  6. How to update web.config programatically?
  7. How to change website configuration without restarting ASP.NET application?
  8. In a table there are so many duplicated records, with your name having 4 records, there is no primary key, then how can you delete two records having with your name?
  9. What is probing in .net?
  10. How form based authentication works in ASP.NET?
  11. Whats the difference between Static class and Singleton instance?
  12. How to Encrypt/Decrypt the web.config file in .NET?
  13. In the context of a comparison, what is object identity versus object equivalence?
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Note that copying back the answers to your own site, needs proper attribution. –  Arjan Feb 14 '11 at 9:50

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  • No, there is not an API for pushing questions at the moment
  • Interview questions aren't necessarily well-received (it depends in part on the exact question) - see The SO policy on interview questions?, although note that is a year ago and doesn't account for programmers.SE. Or more recently Interview questions on SO

Without any example questions, it is impossible to know if they would be welcome on the site, or whether there is perhaps a better site in the Stack Exchange network for them, or whether it is just "no".

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you can find some sample questions in home page of site. "mr-ponna.com". Could you let me know whether those are welcome in this site. –  Veeru Feb 14 '11 at 6:28
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@Veeru, welcome to Meta Stack Overflow! Please edit your sample questions into your original post. It's slightly more work for you, but makes it much easier for everyone else to give you a good answer. –  Pops Feb 14 '11 at 6:55

Based on the samples you've edited in — thank you for doing that, by the way — I would advise against automatically transferring questions from your blog to SO, even if doing so is generally permitted.

The people who are posting questions to your blog have poor grammar of a degree that interferes with effective communication. In some cases, they are including code, which will almost definitely not be copied over in a format that SO's code formatter can handle. Some of the questions are so broad or vague that they would be considered "not real questions" and therefore eligible for closure on SO.

You could do quality control manually, but if you do that, you might as well just post the questions manually as well.

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Even when manually posting: when posting 3rd party questions, how would the interaction (like commenting) with the answerers work? –  Arjan Feb 15 '11 at 13:30

No SO will not allow that.

You have to post them yourself manually. Just to let you know the API is read only at the momment and write is due in API 2.0.

Hope that works.

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Is posting third-party questions really appreciated? What if the OP is asked for more details? –  Arjan Feb 14 '11 at 9:49

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