Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Richard Hainsworth
Here's my experience: when I'm learning a new language or software, eg., php or css or recently GRAV CMS, and I have a problem, my first action is google: . I'm sure everyone does something like this. Whenever I see a response that includes Stackoverflow, I look there first because for over

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brad Gilbert
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote: > I replied to this one in private, but I want to make a point in public as > well. > > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM Brad Gilbert wrote: >> >> The barrier is not with Stack Overflow. (←What I obviously meant) >> The barrier is within

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brandon Allbery
I replied to this one in private, but I want to make a point in public as well. On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM Brad Gilbert wrote: > The barrier is not with Stack Overflow. (←What I obviously meant) > The barrier is within you. > There's an insidious assumption hidden in here: that "the

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brad Gilbert
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote: > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:38 PM Brad Gilbert wrote: >> >> > The barrier is non-existent. >> >> I have only ever heard about speculated and imagined barriers. > > > This is not proof that such barriers don't exist. I hit the magic 2

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread JJ Merelo
As I said, all and any reason to not post in StackOverflow are valid. Just add a few points here El mar., 12 jun. 2018 a las 21:19, Brad Gilbert () escribió: > Stack Overflow is from Fog Creek Software. > See https://stackoverflow.com/company > > They also regularly provide bulk downloads of all

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brandon Allbery
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:38 PM Brad Gilbert wrote: > > The barrier is non-existent. > > I have only ever heard about speculated and imagined barriers. > This is not proof that such barriers don't exist. I hit the magic 2 mark and lasted less than a week afterward because the rules suddenly

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brad Gilbert
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 2:29 PM, The Sidhekin wrote: > > > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Brad Gilbert wrote: >> >> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Joseph Brenner wrote: >> > Attention conservation: it's unlikely I'm going to say something >> > interesting you haven't thought of already. >>

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread The Sidhekin
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Brad Gilbert wrote: > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Joseph Brenner wrote: > > Attention conservation: it's unlikely I'm going to say something > > interesting you haven't thought of already. > > > > A side-discussion that came up here: should you ask

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brad Gilbert
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Joseph Brenner wrote: > Attention conservation: it's unlikely I'm going to say something > interesting you haven't thought of already. > > A side-discussion that came up here: should you ask questions here, or > at stackoverflow (or both here *and* at

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread JJ Merelo
Hi El mar., 12 jun. 2018 a las 20:33, Joseph Brenner () escribió: > Right, that's still another issue: it really does invariably come off > as rude if you camp out at one discussion site and try to redirect > the traffic to your own favorite one. > I think that by now it's quite clear that

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Joseph Brenner
Right, that's still another issue: it really does invariably come off as rude if you camp out at one discussion site and try to redirect the traffic to your own favorite one. But then, JJ Merelo (and Elizabeth Mattijsen) really aren't even very bad offenders, as these things go. The fall-back

Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Brandon Allbery
I'm going to stay out of this one, except to the point that my problem with stackoverflow is none of these. It's more fundamental than that. And it's not something that can be "fixed" on my side. (Suffice it that there might be a Nobel Prize in medicine for someone who figures out how to do that.)

stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)

2018-06-12 Thread Joseph Brenner
Attention conservation: it's unlikely I'm going to say something interesting you haven't thought of already. A side-discussion that came up here: should you ask questions here, or at stackoverflow (or both here *and* at stackoverflow). I understand the argument that it's better to talk about