Been a good run!
So I started using Stack Overflow as a user back in 2013 – I’d lurked before, but never contributed.
The collapse of the traffic on B&B UK meant that I’d finally taken the plunge and learnt .net. This was a blessing in disguise, now 3 year later we are producing (together with MVC) the best website/applications I’ve ever made.
Anyway.. So I was playing around with some Java libs and this happened.
Well.. actually it didn’t. I noticed within a few days that I must have been mistaken and it didn’t make any difference to the amount of memory.
The thing is.. with SO you need some reputation to “highlight” questions – get them answered sooner. You can’t pay or bribe or offer favours. Nothing but reputation. So I was getting a few pluses.. And my family needed me. So I just left it. Clock, Clock – Even though’ the answer is wrong. I keep getting more reputation!!
Which means I can ask questions (and giveaway reputation) which means they sure-as-hell get answered.
Stackoverflow is a very well made site:
- - It (and this little bit of naughtiness) has been one of the reasons I’ve been able to get my new site (http://redplanet.travel) off the ground
- -I’ve also incorporate the banging “reputation” system into Red Planet Travel to encourage contributions.
So there it was. I going to have to deleted it now… Let’s see what it does to my reputation?!
Hmm.. I deleted it. I’m supposed to loose my reputation.. but nothing appears to have happened.
Maybe it go later.
Thanks anyway for all the fish!