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The FAQ states: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face."The FAQ states: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." But the moment you ask a question you know the answer to already, you are no longer facing a problem. You already got the solution. There is no point in asking the question anymore, because you do not need help.

Moreover, if we allow people to use StackOverflow as their personal blog, we implicitly also allow them to not care about duplicate or inappropriate content. I can write whatever I want on my personal blog. If I feel about writing a tutorial about How to format a timestamp into a specific date formatHow to format a timestamp into a specific date format I can do so. If I want to write a mini-series about what each letter in SOLIDwhat each letter in SOLID means, I can do so. If I want to write about how to use my project X on GitHub, I can do so.

The FAQ states: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." But the moment you ask a question you know the answer to already, you are no longer facing a problem. You already got the solution. There is no point in asking the question anymore, because you do not need help.

Moreover, if we allow people to use StackOverflow as their personal blog, we implicitly also allow them to not care about duplicate or inappropriate content. I can write whatever I want on my personal blog. If I feel about writing a tutorial about How to format a timestamp into a specific date format I can do so. If I want to write a mini-series about what each letter in SOLID means, I can do so. If I want to write about how to use my project X on GitHub, I can do so.

The FAQ states: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." But the moment you ask a question you know the answer to already, you are no longer facing a problem. You already got the solution. There is no point in asking the question anymore, because you do not need help.

Moreover, if we allow people to use StackOverflow as their personal blog, we implicitly also allow them to not care about duplicate or inappropriate content. I can write whatever I want on my personal blog. If I feel about writing a tutorial about How to format a timestamp into a specific date format I can do so. If I want to write a mini-series about what each letter in SOLID means, I can do so. If I want to write about how to use my project X on GitHub, I can do so.

4 replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
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Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing QuestionsI'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated effortseven with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

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Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing QuestionsI'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated effortseven with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

Also, chances are "the problem" was already solved on StackOverflow anyway and I'd rather like to see good solutions added to existing Questions to have collections of quality answers instead of people spreading their quality answers into many individual posts. The latter cause duplication and make it much harder to find the good parts among them. If we want to encourage Canonicals, we need to encourage people to add them to existing questions and not each try to do their own.

But the first one would be a dupe and the second one would belong on programmers.SE and the third one is likely too localized. IMO, we already have more than enough to do fighting the dupes that come in on an daily basis for real questions (even with combined coordinated efforts). By encouraging people to abuse StackOverflow as their blog, we only make it harder for those trying keep this place tidy.

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