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Before you downvote and flag a post, how about instead considering an answer to help the newbie find their way towards an answer? Please help me not think that the sole purpose of a diamond moderator is to run good people off from the SE sites.

The SE network is such a great resource to learn from, however, once you ask "how do I do this?" and they think you're a newb? The normal response Stack Exchange has are its diamond mods do a drive by: vote down, close, and move on without any effort to help the person seeking help.


Ex Navy, biker scum, got a BSEE magna cum laude (with distinction in my degree), embedded Software Engineer, turned entrepreneur. I am IT. Not I-T like information technologies (although I'm I-T, too). Added the bit about having a degree since people who habitually downvote answers seem to all have them, too. I hope that doesn't rub off onto me...

No, IT, like "ha ha you're it"

Running a business has turned me into a modern day DaVinci through necessity. CAD? Yup. Linux sysadmin? Uh-huh. Machinist, Electrician, Php, mysql, postgres, graphics design PS AI ID, non-consensual visual basic, and back to some great embedded C/C++.


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comment Does CTRL+C works in the whole world
Anecdotally, there are times when programs won't respond to one or other methods of cutting and pasting, so I'll try both. Then there's the linux-land middle click to paste. At times in Linux, it is like there are three different clipboards.
Feb
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revised Does your programming knowledge decrease if you don't practice?
Added the week time frame at the end of the answer.
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reviewed Reviewed Trying to understand 3 layer programming
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revised Is it worth developing custom shopping cart?
Grammar fixes; corrected use of homophones, edited out "shit"
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suggested suggested edit on Is it worth developing custom shopping cart?
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Feb
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comment Recursion — is it “divide and conquer” or “code reuse”
+1 and to paraphrase: where the solution of problem applies to child layers. My real world example is finding credit card charges that contribute to a "batch". Accounting software will have the individual charges and the batch deposit into the checking account. My case might become a question here as stackoverflow wasn't too sharp about it. stackoverflow.com/questions/14719806
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answered Mobile Compatibility: traditional website look vs native application ?
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answered What is the benefit of a visual editor over straight programming?
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18
comment I've failed at PHP several times. Is Ruby the Cure?
If you are motivated, I believe you can learn it on your own. The challenge is finding real world situations where you need to accomplish something. THEN you're motivated to keep poking at a process to get to an end result. Just like Math in school... teachers that explain why I can learn from. Ones that don't? No better than just reading the book, which I'm horrible at.
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answered I've failed at PHP several times. Is Ruby the Cure?
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