Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs?
This question about converting binary to decimal appeared as a fairly legitimate question after a bit of editing.
It should probably be closed as a duplicate, but there were a flurry of unhelpful answers as well as numerous comments with a negative and hostile tone.
While I don't think SO users should do anyone's homework, people could have written helpful comments that indicate SO doesn't just provide the code. A helpful answer could have simply explained the values behind binary and how, perhaps in psuedocode, it could be converted to decimal.
Who knows if this new user will be one who contributes and asks better questions later? At this point they probably have a very bad impression of SO and its users.
Does anyone else think that the community needs to lighten up a little?
The question appears to have now been deleted.