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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

We are a busy site too. Not SO busy but busier than almost every other Stack Exchange site. When people mention the size of SO —I've seen several conversions on MSE about politeness there and SO— I ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

I try to avoid posting or commenting on SO for the same reason. Very negative attitude in many regards. The Askubuntu community here, even with the difference of size, which should not and has not ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

my personal feelings are that I will be treated much more politely on ask Ubuntu than stack overflow. It's the same for me. Although I work as a professional software developer, I rarely engage in SO....
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

I find it hard to compare both sites, the scopes are quite different and so their users, although I believe many people answering questions here also use SO as a source for their knowledge. While the ...
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Why is the Search box close to invisible on Stack Exchange?

The design of the site is a global concept across all stackexchange sites. See Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live (and the closed Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon ) Important link from that ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

I don't spend much of my time on Stack Overflow, but I don't think any one community in the Stack Exchange is any more friendly than any other. People can be perceived as friendly or unfriendly, and ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

I'll add my 2 cents. IMO it's very simple: AskUbuntu is friendly just because we do care of community. We help in order for more people to use GNU/Linux systems. Even if an OP would never appear here ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

In my personal experience , AskUbuntu is more user-friendly than SO. I have asked several weird questions till now but on AskUbuntu , I never got more than -1 vote on my stupid questions while on SO , ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

You actually reflected my own feelings. There people are less respectful towards others genuine problems and tend to make fun of it. I experienced it just yesterday. The same experience in Linux and ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

I did a quick check on Stack Overflow questions and most were programmer orientated. On Ask Ubuntu the questions range from neophyte to programmers with most being mid-range experience / skill levels. ...
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What is "UNIKONG"?

It is this year's Stack Exchange Easter Egg for April fools day. It's a simple game similar to Donkey Kong, but with an evil unicorn instead of a gorilla - therefore the name "UniKong". Oh, and the ...
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What is "UNIKONG"?

Short answer: it's the best thing since IPv6. Click it!
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