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How long does it take to start answering programming questions on forums?

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#1 jasonalien

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

Hello there..

 

What I'd like to know is.. When will I start answering questions on certain programming topics?

 

For example, I'm currently working with .NET technologies for 3 months.. And I'm mostly an asker than answerer.

 

But I want to answer programming questions and help people too..

 

Because I get a lot of help on programming forums (especially here :) ).

 

So how long should I work with .NET to become experienced enough to start answering questions? 6 months? A year? Or more?

Thanks...


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#2 lespauled

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:28 AM

You will start answering questions when you feel comfortable about answering the subject/problem.

 

You can answer any question you know the answer.  Depending on the question, it can be today to a year or so from now.

 

But just beware not to post an answer that you think you know.  Make sure your answer is correct before you post it.  When people are first starting out, it can extremely frustrating, and they ask for help.  If you give them "help" that is incorrect, it just compounds the frustration, because they believe that the help you give them is the answer and it should work.  When it doesn't work, it makes it worse than no answer at all.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

Yeah, I know.. Giving wrong medicine to the patient is the worst thing to do..


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:56 AM

i like writing what i know about the topic or coming with different suggestions and ways of seeing problems


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:18 PM

You'll know when little grasshopper, you'll now...

 

You need to get lucky. I mean you need a question you know the answer for being asked, that's all what it takes.

 

On the other hand, if there is any subject you know a lot about -- maybe it's some routine task you had to do at work for weeks -- you can make a tutorial about it.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:07 AM

Yeah, I know.. Giving wrong medicine to the patient is the worst thing to do..

I think it's the wikipedia guy who said: The best way to get a accurate answer is not to ask a question, but to give a false answer.

 

A lots of time, users don't ask precise question, but search more for idea on how to do something.

Even if you don't know the code, you could help with the algo.

And with time, you will be able to answer some question, and always more... but no one here can answer all the question, we know what we know, and sometime, when we have time, we can google to try to find a accurate answer.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:31 AM

If it's any comfort, there are a lot of questions I still can't answer on here, and I've been hanging around this forum for over 8 years. :)


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