Recently I’ve been mostly lurking on the main Stack Overflow site, incidentally asking or answering a question or two. However, I’m not ready yet to do a post on the main site…yet.
The reason I was triggered to write a new post on the Android sub-domain will become clear in the section with My Questions, below. Let’s have a look at how the site will hold up (compare?) against, say, XDA-Developers.
Here’s the stats for this relatively new sub-domain:
|Questions with no upvoted answers||1,309 (16.47%)|
|FAQ (questions with most links)||2,344|
|Top 3 questions||134 votes, 115 votes, 98 votes|
|Questions active last hour||6|
|All-time rep for top 3 users||30.1k, 15.8k, 15.6k|
At the moment of writing, there’s only one item in my questions on Android Enthusiasts. I wasn’t a regular, in fact I had not visited the site before I figured it was the best place to go with my question:
- Function of back button after opening URL from (Twitter) application. I was frustrated with my own Galaxy S and Twitter app behaving like it did. My Google-fu wasn’t helping me, and the Android Enthusiasts site didn’t have the answer. So I decided to take some time and post my answer.
And there’s the reason I love browsing through the Stack Exchange sites (usually): the percentage of nice and helpful people on those sites is very high! Within the hour someone popped up and wrote a detailed, practical answer. Awesome! And a great incentive to write this post.
To be honest: I didn’t spend very much time on the site after asking my question. Before writing this I decided to sit down, do some research, and even help out and answer a question or two if I could. I’m almost too ashamed to post it, but here are the result
- Get Facebook app to use full screen in Android 2.3? It was truly the only question where I could even get close to answering, so I gave it a meager shot. I may even have to delete it if someone refutes my answer!
few question s that caught my eye:
- Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone? Not necessarily a Android-specific question though.
After skimming through the first four pages of questions (by votes) I gave up. This site is not for me. The questions aren’t “bad”, but they’re just mainly… boring or trivial.
The top wiki-style question is (not very unexpected) about changing your phone: how to root it.
This site is not for me. However: it did remind me of how nice the communities on most (if not: all) Stack Exchange sites are!