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I voted to close a question that showed little effort, and then realized I previously written a small program which could serve as an illustration of what the question was asking for, and quickly posted it as an answer.
For a question tagged c, it seems perfectly appropriate to answer in C code (particularly as an illustration, rather than a gime the codez), but not only was I downvoted and harassed (mildly), but a sound-byte answer gets 8 upvotes! On a close-bait non-constructive question?
I've also noticed a few other users posting code-only answers that receive little attention, even when it demonstrates what the English answer only describes.
Confession: I've seen the similar questions, so I expect this to be closed as a dup of this question probably. But I wanted to tell my story. Thanks for listening.