I'm noticing lately that more and more people are posting questions here that are not directly related to bioinformatics/computational biology but to general programming instead.
There are much more appropriate sites to post this kind of questions like http://stackoverflow.com/
I understand that a big number of bioinformaticians maybe don't know such sites, however I think that this shouldn't be a reason for accepting here in Biostar this kind of questions. Let me give you a couple of reasons justifying this:
- Most programming questions posted here are quite simple from the point of view of a computer scientist and are in the 99.9% of the cases already answered in stackoverflow (directly or indirectly).-
- The knowledge of the people registered there (regarding programming languages, apps architecture, etc...) is much broader.
- Questions strictly related to bioinformatics get somehow lost between all those regarding programming.
What do you think?