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07-20-2015, 11:52 PM #1
The fear of getting made fun of for not knowing.
An IRL friend of mine is trying to learn programming. I invited him to a few pounds I frequent, and he was scared to ask questions for the fear of being mocked for not knowing. This kind of hit home, since I realize that I've definitely been one to point fun at people for not knowing X or Y before.
That being said, I want to make some sort of resource where people can ask whatever they want, without the fear of being mocked, while keeping it a social environment.
07-21-2015, 12:46 AM #2
i'm guessing anonymity is key. for me the main reason why i didn't ask questions was due to the fact that people would tag a lable to my face that said "moron"
07-21-2015, 12:54 AM #3
07-21-2015, 08:34 AM #4
Asking question is a hard thing to do especially when you are new to a subject, one important thing is that the questions should be answered by somewhat professionals.
07-21-2015, 09:44 AM #5
I used to ask questions in IRC but stopped when I realized how little I knew and how dumb I looked. But that just drove me to put more time into projects.
I think the only problem with this idea is that some people take places to ask questions and turn them into places to be spoon-fed everything. Stack Overflow's good for asking questions though.
Last edited by ToxicJew.; 07-21-2015 at 09:45 AM.
07-21-2015, 03:53 PM #6
Not a bad idea. Maybe a reddit-like site? I think I'd stick to StackOverflow, though.
07-21-2015, 05:20 PM #7
07-23-2015, 01:24 AM #8
I remember having that fear in math class. So I would just not ask anything...
07-23-2015, 06:28 AM #9
Since it's going to start small you could always filter words too.
07-23-2015, 12:05 PM #10
Making this board today.