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re: Has Stack Overflow Become An Antipattern? VIEW POST


Interesting. I've tried using SO as a resource for answering questions while learning Python and found it less than helpful the majority of the time. Often the questions were too complicated and specific for a noob like me to extrapolate to my situation and the answers provided too complex for the simple question I was trying to answer. Sometimes, I'd find the more simple answer I needed for my 101 class buried towards the bottom heaped with scorn (not encouraging for a noob) a la "Ugh that's such a hackish way to do X. Learn how to code." I'll try the #help tag sometime.

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