Is there any way on earth to get a Jeff Atwood replacement?
Since February 6, 2012 I think the quality of the questions have gone down. IMHO the absence of Jeff is reflected on this site. I constantly find myself referring WhatHaveYouTried, What Stack Overflow is NOT and FAQ's.
Since Feb 6, Stack Overflow is filled with total newbie questions, and it's painful to see leaders of the community try to preserve the quality of (the best) site in the exchange.
To Detect: practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face (no chameleons).
- a specific programming problem
<- detect through code that doesn't work - break/fix
- software tools commonly used by programmers
<- tag check
- practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession
<- content length
It's not such a big deal, just give newbies a heads-up before they post, so that we can welcome them nicely. I'm writing this from a https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128548/what-stack-overflow-is-not perspective.
EDIT: I'm actually trying to suggest a cool pop-up that newbies see and decide to spend alittle more time asking their questions. I'm working on the logistics: Unable to research FreeText (reporting) applications