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Make community less hostile for beginners [duplicate]

Honestly, How many times do I see the true value of coming to stackoverflow only to ask a beginner question or something I am new at and literally get run off the site by rude and hostile users. ...
-23 votes
1 answer

New Users and New Coders [duplicate]

Is there a specific area for new users that are new to coding where they can go and ask questions without being blocked for asking a question they may not have the answer to or isn't sure how to ...
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Should there be a Stack Overflow section where you can ask beginning level programming questions? [duplicate]

I would like a section devoted entirely to beginners. I don't understand why the users in Java, Python and C++ are so hostile to beginners, when you don't see the same attitude on Math.Stackexchange.
-11 votes
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There should be a section for less or inexperienced programmers [duplicate]

I think that it would be highly beneficial for users like myself who are less or indeed inexperienced with programming, to have a section where said user could talk to a professional without fear of ...
-32 votes
2 answers

What do you think of an SO for Beginners, only? [duplicate]

SO has helped me so much in times of need. It is crazy - sometimes I am having a huge issue with a program I'm working on at school or work, and I post it on SO and the answers come quickly and easily....
-23 votes
1 answer

No reason for being excluded from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

As StackExchange becomes more frequently the official forum for popular open source software, if you are locked out your options for help are really limited. Would it not be fair to have one ...
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Stack exchange for programming beginners? [duplicate]

I am just learning how to program, and I have been using Stack Exchange. I think it is a fantastic idea for a website, and I think the moderations helps the community as a whole. However, for ...
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Should we create a section for less experienced programmers to ask "easy" questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Propose Newbie-Overflow site or section Stack Overflow might consider setting up a section for less experienced programmers who ask what appear to be foolish questions to ...
2 votes
1 answer

Is there a general location where we can direct questioners who obviously need a better foundation in their topic? [duplicate]

Often there are perfectly good answers to people's questions, that the original asker is not able to understand because they have a total lack of understanding of the language they are using, or about ...
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72 votes
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Create a tag homepage/FAQ

Create or allow for a community-wiki editable home page per tag. One where we could place essentially the tag-specific FAQ and other tag-specific links. Imported from uservoice
62 votes
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Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

Alternative title: What kills meta This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements ...
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-8 votes
3 answers

Can we make it easier on new guys?

A teenager told me that he would like to start learning how to program. After giving him some advice, I told him that the first thing I would do, would be to become part of good online programmer ...
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8 votes
3 answers

Some broad|O/T questions on StackOverflow belong on Programmers, but P.SE is prohibitive [duplicate]

I began reading through much of the Meta.SO posts on the subject, notably this one. On a daily basis, questions such as the ones below are asked on StackOverflow, many of which are are (for good ...
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Beginners tag for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have no idea if this is the place to discuss this, but here goes. I am looking for opinions on what people would think about having a beginners tag or something else similar. I am posting this ...
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4 votes
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Where can I ask questions that I don't know how to frame well enough for Stack Exchange?

I am what I would call an "advanced hobby programmer". So I have limited in-depth technical training. I'm also the "virtual CTO" for my SaaS application. Which means I have ...
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