I've started here at DANIWEB almost 3 years ago. Helped a lot of people altough most of them did not give any feedback (votes, mark question solved ect.). I must say that DANIWEB created me as a programmer in one way. I still remember spending 3 and half hours on a thread helping someone whom I don't know and eventually made a solution. These type of threads put a lot of knowledge into my mind. I would rather have spent my time solving threads at Daniweb than building some kind of project for someone or myself. Every spare time I had was given to this forum.
Things have changed, more and more projects came, university tasks which were related and non-related to programming, less time for solving online forum problems.
Going back in time, time when I actually started actively programming (4 years ago, altough first encounter was long time ago, done some html, css as a kid). Today, every thing seems so trivial (built a lot of big projects for various platforms, made "impossible algorithms for me" possible and still not thinking that I'm a great programmer and never became ridged (full of my-self) in any way, but I can definetly say that I can build things.
Sorry for the introduction and Of course, this is not what the question is about.
Someting bothers me. I ve switched to Stackoverflow, the most popular programming Q%A. Things are hard there, I believe that most of you know how things function and how hard is it to get a rep because this Q&A has been here for a while and a lot of question have been answered already so there aren't easy threads. You must be a pro on your field or try very hard and even then it is hard to give valuable answers, you also have to produce answers very quickly if you don't want someone else to take the reps, so pressure is also high. Anyway, I managed to get some reps and involved myself. You get easily adicted to Stackoverflow. I don't have a lot of time but when I do I rather spend it on Stack than on Daniweb and I feel bad for that. This community made me rise and now I am not giving my spare time to it anymore. If you ask why I switched? The answer would probably be because it is more appreciated and has a higher value among developers and other people as well than Daniweb. They have built a enormous community "stackexchange" which is destroying any other Q&A on the Internet because of the unbelieavably great answers on any topic and rigorous rules which do actually make the community better.
What are your toughts on that? Should I be ashamed of myself or is it normal and legible that I've done something like that? I do however come to Daniweb but rarely maybe twice a month.
Sorry for the long post.