Here’s a short new post in the Stack Exchange Challenge, this time on the relatively new Android Stack Exchange site.
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!
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