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Discussion on: Reflections on Stack Overflow: Building Successful Communities

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Nick Taylor (he/him) • Edited

I really do hope Stack Overflow improves. I joined in I believe 2009 and in the beginning, it was exciting to answer questions, but at some point, it became so toxic that I gave up on answering questions, roughly around 2015. I answered a question about a year ago and it got torn to shreds and downvoted so quickly that I just deleted my answer.

The ironic thing is, I'm still in the top 6% LOL.

Ice Cube making a WTF face

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Megan Risdal Author

Agree completely. Yeah, the reputation system has some, uhh, oddities...