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Surprisingly perhaps, C# was released in 2002, and I started learning it in ... 2008, when I joined this site. Before that, I was mostly embedded C / assembler with some Windows C++ and VB experience.
So much of the resources I had then were (relatively) just as outdated as the ones you have now!

There is a lot more bollocks and misinformation now, because anyone who can use google and cobble together an app from SO fragments (Stack Overflow Patchwork | CommitStrip[^]) thinks they know it all and can produce a YouTube video on C# ... but there was a good amount of that back then as well.


Rick_Bishop wrote:
I was hoping for a different resource where conversation more closely resembles a discussion with a colleague.

That's called "mentoring", or "tutoring" and it's a considerable amount of work for the mentor / tutor - time that often just isn't available because everyone here is a volunteer, and most of 'em have paying jobs which - understandably - have priority. And how many people can you mentor / tutor on a one-to-one basis at a time? Very few, if you are going to do it properly, and fewer still if you are doing it for free! That said, any question where the asker is showing interest can easily turn into a discussion, and does regardless of where it is posted.


Rick_Bishop wrote:
I think my rule will be to ask whatever questions I have, brush off any negativity I experience

Negative feedback in the most important and valuable feedback you can get! But only if you act on it and understand why it's there: is it something you did (asked a stupid question or asked it very badly) or is it the respondent who the problem? Or is it that the question you asked relies on context that you haven't supplied because you know all about that (but the reader doesn't have any access to)? As the article(s) Pete linked to say "asking questions is a skill" and if you don't develop the skill, you will get negative comments. Just brushing it off doesn't help, it hides any problems from the only person who can fix them: you. Don't ignore negative comments - they can help you seriously improve the way you think.

Basically remember this: a lazy question gets a lazy answer. If you think about what you are asking, and how you ask it, that shows. It produces a good question which encourages a good answer. And very often it gives you the solution yourself, which is why I sometimes tell people to "explain that as if you were explaining it to your mother on the phone". The effort you have to do to explain what you code does (or should do, or doesn't do) to a non technical mother without the benefit of diagrams is substantial - but it forces you to think about your presumptions about what you have been trying to do.
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