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re: Has Stack Overflow Become An Antipattern? VIEW POST

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Why are we so afraid of duplicate questions or "do my work for me" questions? Wouldn't the community see this and won't answer. "Let the markets do its job"?

Love the idea of "related" .

I completely agree that with rapid change in technology, duplicate questions should be allowed to get "newer" answers.

Excellent post by the way.

 

Why are we so afraid of duplicate questions or "do my work for me" questions? Wouldn't the community see this and won't answer.

This is how I've always felt about it. Instead of marking as dupe and being a jerk about it to a new user, just move on. Then the more friendly people can answer the question and get more rep and the high rep people won't have to waste time "educating" new users and can go back to trying to snipe easy questions off of New.

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