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 People who answer questions that are CLEARLY off-topic
I agree with your central statement: "You shouldn't be flagging the answers. There is no corresponding flag for answering a question that should be closed." Flag/Close the questions. Downvote them so that the community can delete them.
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revised Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
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comment Introducing the 2014 - End of the Year - Close Vote Extravaganza
I can only imagine what furor will be caused by the same 5 people voting to close a mass of question. Instead of "Moderator George Stocker closed my question" it'll be "Moderators A, B, C, D, E closed my question" 500 times over.
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comment I cant post a question because I have posted two recently but I have not
You had a mega-downvoted post that was closed and deleted. That probably had something to do with it: stackoverflow.com/questions/26613562/neural-networks-in-java
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answered Asking for moderator to see my deleted questions
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comment Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
@J.C.Leitão So what do I gain (what is my 'private gain') by not marking the flag helpful and deleting the answer?
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comment Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
@Bergi Yes indeed. Also a good example of getting one's eyes crossed. Sorry about that.
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comment Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
@holger if you're interested in the actual nuance of my answer, see the answer I posted.
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comment Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
@JasonC Whether or not "It's OK" is different than "Are these posts considered answers." They are. It would be downright strange to have a question that asks if the code works but disallow answers that answer that question. The real answer, of course, is to nip those sorts of questions in the bud or edit them to be valuable. All this talk about an answer misses the actual problem: generally the questions are the actual problem that needs fixing through community moderation. The answers are just symptoms.
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answered Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
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comment Are "Your code works fine for me" answers acceptable?
As a moderator, I'm not going to remove an answer that addresses the question and says the code works fine. If you want to flag it as 'not an answer', have at it, but it will be declined if I'm processing it.
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comment How to let a helper script (Bash/Python/Ruby/Perl) execute a complicated command?
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comment Draw the ER model from the scenario
@manuell That's never been a reason to close a question.
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comment The #1 SO question about Python IDEs is very out of date
@fabio that's not what our format is good at. It's ok that not every question on the Internet is viable for Stack Overflow. The best our format can do is the wiki-lock. Others have made their questions work in that format.
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comment New project licencing - What licence to use?
@darkdestry: a lawyer would be the appropriate person to talk to this about.
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comment The #1 SO question about Python IDEs is very out of date
@fabio so edit the answer into that format. It's community wiki. It's made to be edited.
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comment c# StringBuilder ToString() returns with only a small fragment of its content
In order to solve your problem, we need a Minimal Complete Verifiable Example: stackoverflow.com/help/mcve Essentially, create a self contained program that exhibits this behavior by constructing the inputs, giving us the expected output, the actual output, and reducing to the specific part of the implementation that causes the problem. In this case, you've got a DataTable we know nothing about, we don't have the inputs, and you're also doing some other seemingly strange things. What are you actually trying to accomplish?
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comment New project licencing - What licence to use?
Licensing questions are not on topic.
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