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Old 10-03-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
rachelrose
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StackOverflow Humor


I posted a question on SO not to long ago, and it was put on hold. I found the reasons why, a little humorous.
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This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- and off-topic is not always intuitive, you can learn more about it by reading the help center. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

"This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be on-topic here, this one was resolved in a manner unlikely to help future readers. This can often be avoided by identifying and closely inspecting the shortest program necessary to reproduce the problem before posting." – jonrsharpe, Antti Haapala, Nisarg Shah, Paul Roub, honk

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit your question.
I found this line particularly funny:

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This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced
The problem could be reproduced, all you have to do is make the same mistake I did, refer to the incorrect variables.

The suggestion to correct the problem was given in the comments, use the variables declared with the _ because that's how I declared them in my constructor. I did so, and confirmed in the comments that it worked.

I'm new to Python, and when you're new to a topic you're going to make mistakes, it's part of learning.

I see several times on SO, people who are learning Java or C# and call the incorrect method to do something or a simple error in logic.

Examples:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...od-doesnt-work
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...g-in-java?rq=1
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...substring-in-c

The above links are to questions that simply didn't have to be asked, a quick Google search/reading of the languages documentation would have solved it, yet, those questions received answers and votes. Why? I'll never know.

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Old 10-03-2017, 09:37 AM   #2
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Out of interest, was your question to SO, this one: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...on-4175614708/ ?
 
Old 10-03-2017, 09:53 AM   #3
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Out of interest, was your question to SO, this one: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...on-4175614708/ ?
Related to the same class, but different problems. The one on SO is about the rich comparisons, specifically the < operator. The LQ question(I marked as solved) is about the Hash function in the class.

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Old 10-03-2017, 10:12 AM   #4
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Am I right in thinking that on SO, the members decide if your question is 'good enough' to be answered?

If I am... yeah that's funny al-right (and sad at the same time)!!
 
Old 10-03-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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On SO, not only can other users "murderously down-vote" your posts, they can also rewrite(!) them.

I have seen a post receive 5 downvotes within 30 seconds of being posted, sometimes accompanied by catty comments ... and never actually get answered!

Which is why I do not use SO. Why is why I use LQ!
 
  


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