@Lix As a .NET developer I've found using TortoiseGit with GitHub makes for a great way to store simple little side projects and bits of code. Though I feel like I'm not getting the "full Git experience."
(Also, TortoiseGit is a little buggy at times, but still very much usable.)
Is there any way to complain about getting downvoted?
Threads like the above are one of many that make it clear that the anonymous nature of down-voting sometimes causes a heated discussion as to why a down-vote was made. This is understandable, in some cases, were the member providing the answe...
@Lix Especially one that messes with the "game balance" on SO, and particularly so when dealing with comments (the 2nd-class content citizens of the realm) and things that will incite more consternation rather than less
@PopularDemand I think so, but I don't remember. I also recall something popping up if you do too many downvotes without an upvote in there somewhere (could be wrong... that might be related to answers vs. questions)
@SantaFosco I've found that it really depends on the person, and also about the issue in question. "Thinkers" tend to be much more open than "doers", especially when the issue is about an idea or a "how do I do this" rather than a "what did I do wrong"
@SantaFosco Oddly enough, other than the "give me a solution" tone to that question, I don't find it all that bad (yes, it needs some work, but the root is fine). I could easily see how, especially for someone with minimal experience, that question makes perfect sense.
@PopularDemand The Simpsons quote also reminds me of something a co-worker who grew up in communist eastern Europe once said... "Communism was never about sharing. It was about telling other people to share."
@SantaFosco I didn't read the specific example you just gave, but I don't see what's wrong with just telling someone how to do A. In 99% of cases you don't know enough about the problem to know for sure that A is wrong, and even if it is wrong, it's what the OP asked for, and what future searchers (who may have a different use case) need.
@PopularDemand I used to work for a state government agency many years ago and we once had a large overhaul of our standard lookup data. The change that caught my eye was "Several new options for 'Gender'."
:920661 I hope not. I would expect a list to be both comprehensively exhaustive and mutually exclusive. If they were just tossing in abbreviations then I fear for their data integrity.
Though this was the same place which required that we never use boolean fields in the database for reasons which escape me. So for true/false flags I would use character fields with enum values like "is" and "no is"
@David M, F, O are standard values in DICOM data. But if they were considering "gender" to be how the person was seen / saw themselves instead of just physical characteristics and/or chromosomal fingerprint, they could have a whole slew of options. And that's not even counting "formatting" variations like spelling, capitalization, etc.
@David If you had been in Canada, it would probably have been "eh" and "not eh"
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Since it on'y applies to non-logged-in users, I don't think it's as much of an issue. A logged-in user can "fix" the incorrect duplicate state, but an anonymous user can't do anything anyways
@JeremyBanks Since it's only for non-answered questions, I don't see it being too problematic. It might be better if the original content was included in the body of the redirect response (i don't know if Google looks at this), but it is a bit worrysome
@JeremyBanks I suppose that makes sense, as long as the links that google is crawling (ie. from non SE network sites) have the titles in the URL, since they are not strictly required. (case in point: skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/8633/651 has just the ID)
@animuson Oh, I would imagine that's not uncommon. There's a grace period for edits (and I think deletes), so a moderator would be needed to change something which needs to be changed after that grace period.
Is it just me or is the chat on SO broken right now?
It loads without the stylesheets.
master-chat.js and feed-icon128.png don't load.
It also seems the transcript doesn't work.
Refresh without cache to see what I mean. Any browser. Looks like an update gone wrong??