It has been a long time since the last blog post. This has been caused by various reasons, but the most important has been the fact that life is so much better without a site like Stack Overflow.
Having written that, there has just been an outstandingly silly thread taking place on Meta Stack Overflow. It seems to be applying for the same type of stand-up comedy prize as so many other on this “wonderful” site.
In short, there was a new user asking a question on Stack Overflow. Then, there was a new user answering that and along the line, adding new information and further code to the answer as desired; so far so good, yeah?
The new user asking the question then decided to delete the question instead of accepting the answer from the other new user who was trying to help. It is probably not nice just as well as demanding the question author to accept the answer even if it is not satisfying for the user asking the question. Now, the user who wrote that answer went to
brainde.. almighty Meta Stack Overflow asking about this behavior and what to do.
Now, what has happened afterwards is havoc, really. A moderator, in fact a Stack Exchange employee (not joking), undeleted this thread. The user asking the question got -12 downvotes and the answer 144 upvotes. The question author then self-answered and self-selected that answer. Now, that answer is at -27. Not only that, some people have spent the last 3-4 days to downvote other posts from the user asking the question. What a waste of time, childish and unproductive behavior this is.
I will highlight a few interesting comments from this Meta thread:
stackoverflow.com/questions/29496325/fbx-transformations/… …and then he went, ignored @diego.martinez ‘s answer, answered himself and accepted it. Some people are just unbelievable – Daniel Parejo Muñoz Feb 23 at 17:18
What is so unbelievable about not being completely satisfied about an answer? What is so unbelievable about writing your own answer if you think that is helpful?
There are people who actually recognise the “holy” meta
Now, one would think that a moderator, or actually a Stack Exchange employee, especially with community management roles in hand, would instantly stand up to resolve the situation. But.. the hilarious it sounds, not! What is happening instead is this: