George Stocker

Springfield, VA

georgestocker.com

Age: 32

I'm a Software Developer. I use the best language for the job. I talk about software, programming, and usability on my blog.


What I'm Good at:
  • Communicating
  • Creating awesome software that delivers value
  • Self-aggrandizing sentences (like these).

How to Reach me
Catch me on twitter or Linked In. If you want to see what I've done, check my CV.

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comment Why was my custom flag for a copy/paste answer declined?
@gnat You edited your comment. That wasn't there before. The smiley face assumes it was.
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comment Why was my custom flag for a copy/paste answer declined?
@gnat sounds like a feature request.
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comment Type signatures that never make sense
@KarolyHorvath Your best bet to receive resolution on this would be to take it to meta; or to email the community team at the link found at stackoverflow.com/help. There's no way to adequately answer you in the comments; and the venue at Meta would allow others to also chime in, while keeping the discussion in plain view of the community so that we can get consensus.
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comment Type signatures that never make sense
@KarolyHorvath Yup. If you want them kept around, they should be edited into the question or the answer as appropriate. If they're not appropriate in either the question or the answer, then like all comments, they're subject to deletion at any time, for any reason.
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comment Can we save the old Stack Overflow? What is the new Stack Overflow?
@Plutonix Users don't read the documentation. Stack Overflow is not special in that regard. Saying "Well they didn't read the documentation so it's their fault!" to wash our hands of the matter won't help solve the problem; it'll just create a rift.
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comment Why was my custom flag for a copy/paste answer declined?
@iCodez In general, it's possible that could happen. Empirically, users that are lazy enough to just copy the right answer never get as much reputation as the user that puts in the effort to fully explain their answer. Users are generally much smarter than that.
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comment Can we save the old Stack Overflow? What is the new Stack Overflow?
It'd be really helpful if you provided examples where you think the community was overzealous in its moderation.
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answered Can we save the old Stack Overflow? What is the new Stack Overflow?
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answered Why was my custom flag for a copy/paste answer declined?
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comment Php login script won't wrap around php
@PatrickQ The issue is that you can't say, This is "Not an answer" (on this site) when it is an answer according to this site. It may not be an answer we encourage; but physically it is an answer. No, you didn't flag this as 'not an answer', but you left a comment saying it is 'not an answer'; which would give others the impression it'd be OK to flag it as "Not an answer". It wouldn't be; their flag would be declined.
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comment Php login script won't wrap around php
@PatrickQ "Not an answer" has a very specific meaning. meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/277272/…
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comment Getting essential computer info for network admins
@Phasmatis If you'd like your question to go to Code Review; you should combine the parts and ask it there; As it stands it would be rejected if I migrated it because you do not fit their format.
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comment Php login script won't wrap around php
@PatrickQ Yes, 'I am unable to reproduce this issue' is an answer.
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comment Why am I not allowed to reward an answer with rep?
I guess your answer is to pay it forward by contributing positively to the site, resulting in upvotes, which allows you to give your points away. It's the circle of Life.
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comment Which exception would best fit with a "you shouldn't be running this method in this context" scenario?
Sounds like a job for composition, not inheritance?
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comment SQL Server view to provide a consistent table structure using JSON
@TheEdge Not sure the view is your best bet here; but still not relevant, as Erik says, any ORM Worth its salt (You tagged EF, and it does this) will let you pull back relationships without worrying about the physical structure of the table. The Database is not the best way to do this; nor is it even a mediocre way to do this. It's not meant to do this. It's far cheaper to scale App servers than it is to try to scale a Database Server; especially if you get this working in SQL. What are your DB box specs? What version of SQL Server are you running?
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comment SQL Server view to provide a consistent table structure using JSON
I don't see a need to do this all in SQL. You could pull back the records from SQL into C# objects, and use them and JSON.NET to convert them to JSON -- absolutely no need to make a JSON Serializer for SQL Server.
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