‘StackOverFlow For X’ : Why It Is A Very Bad IdeaAugust 5, 2013 2:30 am
Programming is a unique profession in many ways, and those unique factors are the reasons why StackOverFlow even exists. The need for an immediate solution, the fact that it can be tested, the fact that most of the answers are answers and not opinions, and most importantly, the possibility of a points system working in the right way – programmers respect each other, even in a competitive scenario – all of these are the reasons why a karma based Q&A site works for Programming.
There is possibly no other domain with these characteristics. Which is why it is a very bad idea to attempt a ‘StackOverFlow for X’. As always we are happy to be proven wrong here, but we think we got this one right.