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1 review
1 helpful vote

I was trying to ask a question but it was stopped as it apparently was not clear, so I edited to make it as clear as possible but apparently that was not good enough. I contacted customer support and just got sent a generic email with a link to a post that was not helpful in any, way, shape or form. Would not recommend asking questions on this website unless you're willing to keep editing the question until someone can actually answer it

9 reviews
63 helpful votes

Not a good place for novices as the best answers are often downvoted whilst the worst rise to the top. If you have no knowledge of the subject you are asking about you will not notice this and end up being misinformed. However, if you are already familiar with a subject and just want further specific details, it can be useful as there are some good, knowledgeable contributors. Put bluntly, there are too many geeky sci-fi fans posting on hard science and engineering subjects they have zero experience of, who get angry when corrected on their ignorance and downvote their superiors.. Poor moderation allows this behaviour to prosper.

12 reviews
19 helpful votes

Usually, I ask questions and get the information I want on two platforms. One is Quora, the other one is Stack Exchange. Stack Exchange is a forum where people from different fields can discuss, communicate, and help each other in classified communities. Due to a large user base, there are insanely amount of information. You almost can find any info you need on the exact problem there. Besides, you can expect a quick response to your question. Personally, I think two best communities of Stack Exchange is "Stack Overflow", centering lots of web programming questions and English Language & Usage, gathering questions primarily about idioms and grammars.

117 reviews
130 helpful votes

What's acceptable about them is the amount of available topics they have. What I can't stand is that they make it too hard to create a new profile for the different types of forums they have such as math and workplace; therefore, you can't easily link to more websites/blogs of yours where your niche matches the forum service. I was able to overcome this problem with a Google search before but I can't do it now.

23 reviews
61 helpful votes

My advice:
Don't share your knowledge for free on Stackexchange, you will never get rewarded for it. Better create a blog.

The information quality of this website is over-estimated. Normally we should have answers from very wise people. However, they are users on this website who don't deserve their points and don't really answer or get in a debate rather than answering.

From a technical point of view, many answers should be very simple to get. Either the person who answer has the necessary lines of code, lines of command or directive. Most of the time, they argue and you can do NOTHING with what they say. They just fill up the blank.

You may read 5 answers thinking they are helpful and after thinking about it, you discover non of them are useful for your problem. Stackexchange is an ersatz of a help website.

Just like for Quora, people pretend to be knowledgeable about subjects but they don't.

656 reviews
3,133 helpful votes

Stack Exchange is an index to a collection of question - and - answer sites that cover a range of topics as varied as general physics, Ubuntu, Wordpress, cooking, photography and many other subjects attractive to geeks and nerds such as myself. Why do we think there are only three generations of fundamental particles? Who knows? Suppose that $g$ is a bijection on the real line, and $g^{-1} \circ f \circ g$ is a $C^\infty$ function whenever $f$ is $C^\infty$. It seems howlingly obvious that this can only happen if $g$ is

well, I'm fairly sure you don't need me to explain that.

The good thing is, that unlike just about every similar site out there, there's no registration required, not even for free. Just ask your questions. And there seem to be some really good answers and problem solvers here.

If you acquire a reputation for utility and knowledge, you'll also acquire points that give you some extra goodies, such as the ability to create new tags and take part in chat.

Definitely worth a look if you need to know how forgiving you need to be on new employees, or what you can do with frozen eggs (both genuine questions), and "throw them around" hasn't been a successful answer for either, so far.

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