What is the correct usage of this site? Should I be using this for all my CS50 questions, or are some not allowed? What about overlap with Stack Overflow?

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I'm gonna quote What topics can I ask about here?

If your question is not specifically on-topic for CS50 Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site.

Of course there's an overlap with Stack Overflow. I like thinking of this site as a more beginner-friendly Stack-Overflow-like website. This site probably has the first priority for questions that are mainly about the course's materials and/or psets.

It's probably easier/faster to get answers for such questions here than on Stack Overflow since technically most (if not all) the members of this website already took/are taking CS50.

  • Never suggest Stack Overflow to a beginner. NEVER. This site is far more friendly. – toyotasupra Sep 11 '17 at 14:26

Keep also in mind the "Academic Honesty", it is defined here.

Just saying...


What about overlap with Stack Overflow?

In my opinion, this is a sub-site that is specific to CS50. How did I arrived at this conclusion? I copied one of the questions posted on this sub-site and did a Google Search. Result showed up from single source, i.e. here. So there is no overlap.

  • Okay, and what about the other 1,732 questions? – Tim Mar 24 '15 at 21:42

All questions imo... Not sure about the overlap.

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