In praise of StackExchange

Mentions (w/o jQuery): Stack Overflow

I have been ill – flu I think – for the last few days and so “blogging has been light”. But I have discovered StackExchange in the meantime.

Of course, I was always aware that StackExchange was there, but I suppose I thought of it as a parallel to “Experts-Exchange” – the awful, pay for a solution, site. But actually, once I overcame my loathing for having to login, I discovered it was a series of communities based on trust and free exchange of information, with acceptable behaviour policed through user activism and a really good “karmic” points system.

I have even been able to answer a couple of questions!