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As a fairly inexperienced programmer I find sites like these to be endlessly helpful. Without them, my development would be much more difficult. My question is this...
Why do more experienced programmers mock and judge people like me, when we ask (possible dumb) questions on sites like Stack Overflow?
I understand that there is a standard for questions but we visit these sites to get answers and learn, not to be mocked or made fun. Do professional programmers not remember what it was like in their early years? This will probably be flagged as off-topic but I'm interested in what people think.