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StingyJack Posted ·

What is the point of this

You already had StackOverflow available to you to use for this purpose. Dividing up the community doesnt really help anyone.

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StackOverflow is forum dedicated to all Developer related issues for all platforms and Microsoft is one of them. However, dedicated forum for the Microsoft IT Pro is TechNet and for Developers is MSDN. Since both forums are being retired , then this Microsoft Q&A is the replacement. You should take a note that StackOverflow is not special forum for Microsoft Technologies but this Microsoft Q&A is dedicated to Microsoft technologies.
It is very new forum and it is improving and soon or later you will see this forum would be the central hub for Microsoft IT Pro and Developers.
There are several forums dedicated to Microsoft Consumer products but Microsoft Answers is doing great and this is one example that there is a need for special forum to help IT Professionals and Developers to ask questions related to Microsoft technologies.

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Thanks, but I'm not interested in speculation.

Edit: speculation isn't quite the right word, but I'm struggling to find the right one.

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As a IT Professional, when I run into an issue, I will just search the web and when it comes to Microsoft technologies, I find most answers in the TechNet forum (compare to StackOverflow). The community is build by us and for example, I spend more time helping IT Professionals here , so content we create would make this forum more valuable.
I know there are some limitations but the forum is very new and soon it would be very valuable forum.

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valdom Posted ·

They replace Technet and MSDN forums
SO are the worst forums ever, with 99% of kids who downvote and delete your answers if you disagree with one of their friends with thousands of meaningless points
and upvote each other like 15y old immature kids

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Btw, every year or two contributors jump off the bus of SO due to various reasons related to the community there and although the management team there know it's real problem in recent years, there had been long history of unwelcoming new contributors. (And I'm one of them who had been drive away by this)

So I'll say even if it's dividing, that'll hardly be this forum's fault.

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Ithis forum isn't addressing that either. It also has a distinct chance if being worse once someone decides to start applying the MCLA policy to anything that hasn't been active in 10 days

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I'm not saying this forum will address that, just saying lots of us who choose to participate here won't contribute there anyway.

And at least in here you can be sure that if you suggest something that can be done by built-in mechanism in Windows, it won't be bashed off by gangs of people (not sure be hired or not) from commercial products offers the same features.

I've had enough of that.

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