+1 for StackOverFlow! I don't think its perfect by any means but its an incredible resource. They could stand some improvement for updates to software for instance, sometimes you want a different question just based on software versions and they could certainly improve that, but still that site is packed with answers.
Surely it's packed with answers. If you don't care (or are not able to understand) what kind of answers are those.
And I'm asking not just about correct answers, I'm asking about acceptable answers.
A solution to Running Total question which uses a cursor - would it be a correct answer? Surely it would. If there are no silly errors in code it should past every test. Would it be an acceptable one - well, not for me.
A tally generator using recursive CTE - is it correct? Yes. Acceptable? No.
How many questions you can find on StackOverFlow about hierarchies? And how many answers quoted the article of Jeff Moden published on this site? And even even someone posted a link to this article - how many of the ones asking would be able to comprehend? Would Jeff get any points for that brilliant solution? I'm pretty sure he would not.
I found that there is no point posting good answers on that forum. Simple crappy solutions do always come first, they surely basic tests, OP's mark them as answer and post "works like charm". Whatever you post after that - does not matter because "Elvis has left the building".
Yes, you're right, that site is full of answers. But the thing is - the majority of those answers hardly worth the time searching for them.