Published on Oct 7, 2020

StackOverflow is an interesting site. If you have a coding related question, chances are the results on google's page 1 - would be from this site. This is where a lot of people in the tech world discuss bugs, lessons, ideas and concepts.

I created a profile there about 5 years ago. I found it to be a good way to improve my skills and build my profile at the same time. When someone poses a question in a field I want to learn, I try to research the answer and in the process learn about a concept. What makes this process unique is that the questions are usually based on real life application of coding. It is a good way to see what most people face during work.

The problem is that the people who have been there for a long time are extremely inpatient with newbies. Often I find that a lot of comments are rude or insensitive. I went away from the site for a couple of years when I felt like there was a lot of bullying going on. But I am back now and biting my tongue at the bullies so I can get better at python. So far a couple of people have made rude comments, but I have also learnt a lot. I guess everything has a good and a bad. Ignoring the bad for now.