Ganesh Sittampalam

St. Neots, United Kingdom

earth.li/~ganesh

Age: 35

Software developer with a strong interest in functional programming - mostly using F# at work and Haskell for hobby stuff.

In my spare time I'm one of the developers of darcs, and also a volunteer administrator for WhatDoTheyKnow.com.

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answered Haskell - pattern matching and exitSuccess
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to know what is my monthly take home
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comment Can I get sent a copy of the deleted "What is your favourite Windbg tip/trick?" question? It has really useful information in it
@GeorgeStocker: actually, what's the difference between one long answer with all the tips and lots of short(er) answers with one tip each? I guess the single answer allows for more curation/organisation, but if there isn't already repetition does it really help much?
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comment Can I get sent a copy of the deleted "What is your favourite Windbg tip/trick?" question? It has really useful information in it
So would it make sense to edit the top-rated answer to include all the others, then flag them for deletion?
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reviewed Close How safe are withdrawals made using checking account number and routing number? [USA]
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comment Find a better mechanism for Stack Exchange-facilitated recruitment attempts
I think "I'm so sick of this nonsense." sums up very well why there's a non-trivial minority upset with the moderation. You can't please all of the people all of the time, but you can engage with them and make them feel their opinions are being heard. Instead the S.E. line on why it's on-topic has been bludgeoned through.
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
I guess "it's simply not going to be closed" is exactly the thing I have a problem with.
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reviewed No Action Needed How do companies like WhatsApp and Hike earn money?
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comment Can the Fractional Reserve System be used by the Common Man
I think it's more "can I get the same 'multiplier' on my money that banks apparently get".
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revised Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
Given the moderator reopens, I have to wonder whether SO is being asked or told what it wants to do.
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
Which is exactly my point - without there necessarily being any deliberate bias, the overall effect has been disappointing.
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
I was referring to the biased moderation decisions highlighted in my post, not the mentoring thing itself. If you're saying that it was a deliberate decision to disproportionately remove dissenting comments, I'd be even more disappointed.
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revised Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
added a paragraph about alternatives
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answered Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the downsides that prevent more people from working in high-income countries, and then retiring in low-income (and cost of living) ones?
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reviewed Close How to find information about ethical banking?
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comment Can the Fractional Reserve System be used by the Common Man
I did think about this before answering, but it seems on-topic in that what the OP wants to do relates to personal finance, albeit that it's impossible/misguided. As far as the on-topic list in the FAQ goes, it could be considered under "Strategies for earning more money".
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reviewed Leave Open Can the Fractional Reserve System be used by the Common Man
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answered Can the Fractional Reserve System be used by the Common Man
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