[Haskell-cafe] the beginning of the end
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Mon Dec 6 08:33:38 CET 2010
2010/12/5 Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>
> I get Haskell. It's a programming language. You write programs with it. I get VB - even if I think it sucks. But something like Stack Overflow, I find myself just staring at it thinking "what the hell /is/ this thing?"
It's quite simple.
- You have an unresolved programming problem. You ask the question on
stack overflow. People give you answers.
- You can (if you wish) provide answers for questions others have asked.
To weed out bad material, answers and questions are voted up or down
(supposedly) based on their pertinence, by the users.
Each upvote earns a user some points, and the opposite for a downvote.
Users then have a score. Answers from a user with a high score might
be more reliable.
There is a system of badges to earn, perhaps so that one finds some
extra amusement in helping others.
I'm out of layers here. I think this is all there is to it.
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