EDIT: Most illustrious members of so many ks that I feel all bashful, please advise. Now that my question has been marked duplicate (although in my woefully inadequate and 'subjective' plebe opinion it is not) and I am no longer able to submit my own answer, where - oh, where?!? - do I submit my answer? On the other question where it will make no sense and be entirely out of context? Or do I add it up here in defiance of all the site docs? Yes, I reread the site docs. My angst remains.
Or do I, sadly and with an air of dejection, shuffle back to the SO rep obscurity from whence I came?
And no, the answers did not address the question because the question asked members to reflect (implying
objectively, as in a
thought exercise considering another point of view, not just reciting one's own pre-established point of view) on how the status quo (of which a number of complaints have been made*) may be changed. I would have accepted an answer that included any sentiment along the lines of:
Well firstly, I completely disagree with you about everything! Especially that whole "controversial new ideas" thing. No new ideas in SO EVAAAAAA! However, if I was to consider that your point of view might be anything other than complete nonsense (which it is in IMHO :P), I would try and do things like... [xyz]
Where [xyz] are viable, easily implementable steps that may conceivably work towards (slow and steady wins the race) addressing the issues I identified.
And, yes, I do understand that that is "the way things are", that it is the "culture" and that sifting through obnoxious comments helps me "grow" as a coder *rolls eyes*. I am sure the whole "alienate all the new users" business model is bound to take the world by storm. But until it does, and as a member of this community and part of this culture and currently up on my SOp box, I proclaim in a loud voice:
"SO can be better! The only systems that never change are dead systems! Is SO dead?!? I say NAY! Roll in the change, reopen the question! Let me have my say! Vive le France!"
PS: I would have made a joke about the revolution, the elite and guillotines but that makes @Servy anxious. No threats here, Servy, not even tongue in cheek ones! ^_^
At this point I got bored of copy and paste. It's a long list...