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This is not Facebook.....

I just wanted to suggest that we ensure posts are related to coding and programming rather than the endless jokes and random attention seeking questions and quotes that don't really help anyone. this forum should be a salon of useful information and not somewhere we need to filter through the rubbish...we have so many other social media platforms for that, lets not do the same to SoloLearn...

1/31/2017 11:45:52 AM


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Hey guys, great discussion! Since you asked, thought will share what we here at SoloLearn think :) We believe that professional discussion and fun are equally important for great learning experience. Yet, when one gets in the way of the other, it can certainly get destructive :) So we are working on separating the two... Stay tuned for updates!


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@MrCoder Its more the frequency of the irrelevant posts in comparison to the helpful not against having fun but the ratio is getting a bit out of hand imo


Whose fault is this? It's SoloLearn's fault for either coming up with a meaningless badge to come up with a question of 100 upvotes or for being lenient towards the behaviors of the users in this Q&A. I agree that this place is for Questions and Answers, not Jokes and Reactions.


They should also have a suggestion section, where users vote on unique suggestions to improve the app. And the devs let users know which ones they're working on.


This is turning out to be like a Facebook post...


I saw this quote at SoloLearn's blog: "Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question!" I totally agree with you @steven. I think some people are just trying to unlock badges rather than learning, they are not even looking in the Q&A before posting a question, so there are so many duplicated. Some even copy others' questions. I just hope this platform keeps evolving instead of going backwards in terms of information's quality ☺


@MrCoder There's a place for fun, there's a place for learning. You wanna know what will happen to you if you post jokes in stackoverflow? They'll make you not dare to come back.


Maybe SoloLearn should have a Q&A section and a Jokes section etc


Agreed! Recently, number of posts with jokes is increasing. And, such posts are shown on the home screen multiple times. That should not happen. Anyways, suggestions must be encouraged.


Most questions are just people repeating the exact same questions over and over anyway... How many questions are there about pre-increment and post-increment? At least jokes aren't so repetitive! ^_^


@DaoHacker Maybe a FAQ section too?


@shobit Well, are we here to make jokes or are we here to code? Coding is not a joke


This is not Facebook This is better, This is Sololearn !


well said brother... i also agree with you


I agree!


@steven I have a dream that one day this thing will become a second stackoverflow but it won't happen :D


You are absolutely right. We are programmers. We should make it a good like Stack Overflow by posting our doubts relates to programming or something related to it or SoloLearn app.(Or better than it.)


well said


It is community of learning in game style, if you need something "serious" ,Internet have another "not funny" forums