I found Daniweb via a Google Search, and joined it so that I could get help with some problems which I couldn't find elsewhere on the internet. Since then it has been a great resource, and I've enjoyed getting stuck in with other user's questions.
In terms of helping with my IT problems, I've learnt a couple of new languages with the help of other members and I've completed various projects.
I joined Daniweb because i needed help with a few things (Php and MySQL)... i realized that no other forum was as established as Daniweb. I have joined other forums but never returned because i always felt unwelcomed, but in Daniweb, you feel welcome because (I don't know why) you already "know" who is helping you. Plus, i had a lot of free time so yeah, i like to stay here and post rather than being on Facebook commenting on everything that is completely stupid (for example, Like my post 10 times and i will share a truth or the "truth" game that people (teens) play on Facebook)... god, facebook (they may have 1 billion users now, but in 100 years, they are going to have 1 billion dead users :D) is not that helpful...
(I can still remember the users who originally helped me, their way of assisting kept me on this site... which is why I am not leaving (I even sent Dani, months ago, a message thanking her for her creation of this site) :D)
I have been around not very long. I learn pretty much every thing i know about programing form the web and sites like daniweb helped a lot.
comparing a site like daniweb and an other popular site stack overflow ... I will pick daniweb any day. for two main reason.
Daniweb is newbies friendly. that is to say, you can ask all the stupide question and get someone help you arrive at the right question and the right answer.
The people at Daniweb are welcoming and ready to help at any time. althought it takes some time to get your post answers compared to stack overflow. The help you get form Daniweb is more simple and explaning more so as to help you learn, Daniweb is a LEARNING TOOL and i hope it will not be changed "by people who think they KNOW AND SO SOME QUESTION SHOULD NOT BE ASKED".
DANIWEB God bless you. ... so how is the founder of daniweb? .. I hope she is fine Who realy know her. I realy want to know her because she is an inspiration. Dose she have a biography, if not, i think she should write one. BY THE WAY LET AS HELP THIS SITE AS MUCH AS WE CAN
I found Dani website when I was searching something on Google and was stuck by Java problem. I got my solution here and now I like to solve other's problem related to Java. This increases my coding skills. :)
I joined........(looking at threads ive made)............because............ah, yes, I was coding comething in C and I needed some help. Googled and somewhere else pointed me to this site (before StackOverflow). From then on, life has been OK in Daniweb...........until the editor change which I wont go into in this thread.