Background I was recently banned from asking questions, and appealed my case here. As I think about my problems, I have begun to realize that I was never notified of the question-ban policy - neither ...
This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word ...
A box just comes out of nowhere which says "chat with an expert". It happened once on Stack Overflow and once on Meta. Is this an ad? Isn't Meta supposed to have no ads? Here's the HTML for ...
When you think of Q&A sites, you think of a place where you come to get answers to your questions. But, where do those answers come from? What doesn't immediately stand out for many folks is that ...
Hi I see StackOverflow questions like : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/864282/excel-vba-to-check-if-a-row-exists and I am tempted to reply with : " You could run a query such as 'SELECT ...
It seems that the more new users ask questions on SO, the more "bad quality" questions are asked as well. While I welcome new users, I think their questions should have a minimum quality standard as ...
Accepted answer for a question which provided few details. If we do, I think I earn it! :) java “cannot find symbol” - how to import a file in the same directory?
Does Stack Overflow have automated tests? If yes, what kind of (unit, integration, etc)? How are they organized and used?
Example: Do Oracle intend to continue work on Java? The question has been edited; the original text was: Do Oracle intend to continue work on Java? Will there be future versions of Java after SDK ...
Triage is being tested on SO but wouldn't it be more useful to change the behavior then a behind the scene task the new users are more than likely not aware of? I have pondered an idea for some ...
What is the right site to post a question about why a particular language does or doesn't support certain features? [duplicate]
What is the right site to post a question about why a particular language does or doesn't support certain features, for example: Why doesn't GoLang support inheritance? What were ...
See the question java/Jdk 7 release schedule for mission-critical production use?. While this question likely does not belong in so, I am wondering which is the right se forum to ask. It is ...
Will the impact of sidewiki on SO be positive, negative, or zero?
My question, curious as to best guess of vs2010 RTM date? was: closed as not programming related by Greg D, John at CashCommons, Peter, OrbMan, Greg Hewgill 1 hour ago Jeff Atwood, where are ...
StackOverflow contains a lot of questions (peculiarly, in [algorithm] tag), that say, like, "at the current state of art it's unknown whether this problem has a polynomial solution". The thing is ...