This morning, I was having a Windows XP problem, and the first thought that popped into my mind was, "Oh, I'll just post it to Perl Monks," followed quickly by, "That'd be really
So, my question to you dear monks is:
When you have questions about topics other than Perl, where do you go for answers?
As I see it, the best features of PM are:
- Easy access to newcomers, while still providing extraordinarily good advice for non-newbies
- An extremely active user base (fast responses, and breadth of knowledge)
- Good site layout (more-interesting/generally-useful stuff gets front-paged. more obscure stuff gets Super Searched)
Are there any user-supported sites like PM for, say, Linux hardware issues? or databases? or even non-programming topics, like legal advice?
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