8 things you should consider when (and before!) asking a question on Stack Overflow

I don't write this post as some representative of the Stack Overflow community or whatever, just one guy who's found enjoyment in providing nearly 1600 answers over the years. Whether it's finding the answer to some obscure IDE oddity, digging into a .NET class or teaching someone about a C# feature, I enjoy the challenge and opportunity to pass on some piece of knowledge I've learned. After all, what good is learning something if it's just locked up in your head? Stack Overflow has developed a rep over the years for being harsh. It wasn't always that way, and there »