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I've had a similar experience, once tried to tag a question "jq" the json parser, auto renamed itself to "jquery", got a bunch of bizarre, you dont even need jquery answers none of which actually related to the question in the slightest.

I think once you get to a certain level of software development, you need to start having these q and a discussions on a forum, mailing list, or my preferred irc.

While they used to do very well on SO, and I'd love to see them back, I just don't see it happening. The hivemind is in quite the consensus on this stuff.

I don't mean to be negative, I still find SO useful on a weekly basis, but its degraded into essentially a "please google this for me and give me a link to the right documentation I can't find myself" service with a bunch of historical wiki posts people attempt to keep up to date with comments.

There is always prog exchange, but I find it a tad annoying to have these two side by side solutions fragmented in such a way.


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