This sound will relax you while answering SO questions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcJ-o_fh1B4
StackOverflow has attracted a river of newbie non-programmers who can't emulate, understand nor debug code; not interested in learning, they spam SO with damaging artifacts
Signs you're a bad programmer: https://sites.google.com/site/yacoset/Home/signs-that-you-re-a-bad-programmer
Dust, that sings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nnwvoH-4XI
Test code online: http://ideone.com/
What have you tried: "What have you tried" epidemic
XY type problems are bad: What is the XY problem?
StackOverflow is designed to help programmers with their code with intent to help programmers become better programmers, not to deliver code for non-programmers
Students are using SO as a free homework service. Post the question, rep farmers swoop in, a wave of down-votes hit the question and "What have you tried" clutter the comments. Student passes and jimmy the CS programmer hits the workforce and doesn't like code
Delete "Hi", "Thanks", and "--Fred" from posts: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim like a fish.
For users who post: "Just fix the error in my website": http://validator.w3.org/
Upvotes are not for correcting downvotes Is voting to balance in the spirit of the site?
Contributing to stackoverflow to help you guys up to a type-II civilization so you can help me build the components to repair my ship. Your periodic table should be arranged like this:
Stack Overflow is not a debugging helpdesk. Your question is expected to contribute to the body of programmers by being useful. When you say "I am using the latest GCC", (latest on what date)? or "I need you to write code for me" or "Point to my syntax error.", you are being harmful to others. Use version numbers. Don't clutter up the library of knowledge with confusion and despair. Down vote people that do
You expect a plumber to do a beautiful job, I expect you to do a beautiful job on your code. It should be a pleasure to look at: http://stackoverflow.com/editing-help
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