Yeah, it gets put on hold for 45 days at which time it can be renewed. If it isn't renewed with that 45 day window, then it gets listed as "expired" and the owner still has another 30 days to renew it.
Once it goes beyond these two phases, it enters into the "pending delete" phase at the end of which, it's released and open to get hijacked by someone else.
They still have plenty of time to renew it without issue.
Gimp is user friendly image editing software. It hides away as many as possible of the gory details.
Imageplay on the other hand is there to prototype and learn about image processing. You can build complex pipelines with basic image manipulation algorithms. As all code is available you can later on use your own design algorithm in your projects.
Also you can directly stream from the WebCam to this pipeline, something Gimp can not. (-,
If you want gory details, try G'MIC. It has plugins for GIMP and Krita, an online version, a ridiculous number of filters and features, and a command language. On the other hand, it makes things like imagemagick look simple and user friendly. My favorite quote from the "Beginner's Cookbook":
> The image of a finger or a brush pushing along paint immediately brings to mind tensor fields, produced by -diffusiontensors, which directs asymmetrical smoothing kernels in the -smooth command to diffuse noise parallel to detected edges
console.log("Hello") is not more complicated than print("Hello").
When I do a search, 9 out of 10 questions that are useful to me were closed as off topic. Fortunately they are not deleted. I confirm also the bias toward new users: I once registered to provide an answer which was missing to a question. Someone, an older user, modified my answer and deleted a part of it, so it then looked rather dumb. Obviously it was downvoted. I never came back.
Yes, that's a problem: Old users with high reputation abusing their power to edit other people's questions and answers.
Personally, I find it distasteful when somebody other than the question or answer's original author makes a substantial edit. Edits by third parties ought to be to fix typos, fix bad code formatting, improve clarity and the like.
One of the main points of the editing system is to fix the biggest problem with Q&A sites before SO - outdated information. Editing other's posts means that content can get updated, even if the original poster isn't around to curate it.
Everyone I've heard hating on StackOverflow are people asking or answering, who have ownership over their questions and dislike the rules or way the site works. The reality is that SO knows 99% of it's users never register and are reading answers, not asking or answering questions.
The reason SO is a great resource is that the rules create an environment that doesn't allow cruft to build. Yes, that puts off some people, that's a worthy trade in my mind. I'd rather have good content than more content.
> the biggest problem with Q&A sites before SO - outdated information
Post a new answer.
> ownership over their questions
As long as my name is attached to a Q|A, and my reputation is the one that is affected by its up and downvotes, I feel I have the right to control what the Q|A says.
> dislike the rules or the way the site works
I like the site's premise: Contribute questions and/or answers, and earn reputation if the community judges them to be good. What I don't like is that other people can affect my reputation by changing what I said. It's even more distasteful if the one who asked the question has also posted an answer. If the question wasn't clear, the first thing one should do is ask the OP to clarify. Only if the OP for some reason can't (e.g., if his English skills are lacking), then could the question be edited by a third party.
People reading the answers are more important than those answering - there are a lot more of them. Sure, people answering provide the valuable content, but most are not put off by the editing as you seem to be - if an edit is made, it is clearly marked that it has happened and can be reverted if wrong. The answers are wiki-like, and that makes the content better.
You may not like it, but why would StackOverflow change their system to make the content work to please a tiny minority of their community? It's a bad idea that would make the site worse.
But you are lucky if your project has a large group of programmers. There is more probably a large group of projects with a small group of programmers. There are also some large projects: Linux, KDE, LibreOffice, VLC, LLVM, etc... and none is written in Go.
>LibreOffice (based on StarOffice, 6.0 released in 2002)
I think you have a point r.e there being more smaller projects than large projects with large teams. But this is a terrible argument. Go was released in 2007. Are you being facetious or are you suggesting that porting a mature codebase to Go is that easy? CoreOS was released in 2013 and so was Docker. I know that Docker actually ported to Go after the fact, but it was still relatively young and Go was already mature by then.