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Is there any reason to pay the fee for Experts-Exchange and ask questions there too?

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    You can usually get good enough answers on expert-sex-change by scrolling to the bottom of the page, without paying! – David Archer Aug 21 '09 at 8:45
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    Don't name the site that shall not be named. – David Basarab Aug 21 '09 at 12:22
  • Wait - people PAY for that site? – matt b Oct 26 '10 at 12:57
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There is no good reason to be on expert-sexchange.

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    I don't like the site either, but it has its audience and they probably have no good reason to be on stackoverflow. – Gamecat Aug 21 '09 at 8:33
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    Even though EE lost some of it's value since they started charging members for the answers, I still consider EE a valuable resource. Then again, I've earned enough points there to avoid having to pay for answers. Never paid them a dime, just provided them with lots of answers. – Wim ten Brink Aug 21 '09 at 10:28
  • (-1) If my answer is there, that's a pretty good reason for me to be there. Also, you got the name of the website wrong. – devinb Aug 21 '09 at 11:49
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    @devinb - Time-delayed whoosh – Brad Mace Oct 26 '10 at 4:29
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I actually never liked Experts-Exchange anyway.

StackOverflow is free, looks better, has better functionality and is simple.

I think that StackOverflow will ground the future of online support / help communities in general. It brings fluent a fluent feeling of usage without stubbornity. (yeah, that word doesn't exist, but anyway ;p)

Also, with the time StackOverflow will have way more hits on google or other search engines than Experts-Exchange ;-)

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    @devinb: do you feel personally agravated for those of us that make fun of the poor choise of name expertsexchange.com once made? – perbert Aug 21 '09 at 15:10
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I won't ask new questions in Experts-Exchange, but I sometimes get answers for some questions there, mostly through Google Search.

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    Since more actively using SO, I regularly pay attention to the quality of answers from EE in search results. There are some good questions but the quality of answers is so poor that I never click through any more. It's a waste of time. – Alex Angas Aug 21 '09 at 9:22
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People at Experts Exchange should read Joel's article The Day My Industry Died. This is exactly what SO did to EE :)

  • Fog Creek survived, though, didn't it? – Charles Stewart Oct 26 '10 at 10:51
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Next time you visit EE, remember that they've updated their URL to the new Expert-Sex-Change.com. Update your bookmarks and favourite stars accordingly.

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Answer: No
Reason: Click on EE link from google, when page loads, click on the "END" key on keyboard.
BOOM! Correct answer provided. No charge.

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