Duncan Pryde (4/13/2011)
I've submitted a few QotDs now and some have proved more popular than others. I'd therefore be interested to know what sort of questions people like, any formats they prefer, subject matter they like and so on. That way people who feel like submitting questions have some idea as to what might be useful or interesting to others.
If anyone has criticisms of questions that would be interesting too, although it would be better to keep it constructive!
So far I have submitted and had published 39 QODs, and I selected as the QOD subject, something I have learned in searching for solutions to my problems. I know a great stretch to assume that many others have my problems, but as of last night I have had 86,631 attempts at answering, with 47,062 answering correctly, leading me to believe that what I needed to learn so do others.
The one major aspect of formulating a QOD is to test your code, and when you believe it is correct let it sit for a day or two and then test again, and again, and yet again. Then set it aside once again for a day or so, reread your question, does it make hidden assumptions, if so state those assumptions in your question.
Then and only then submit your QOD for publication.
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
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