22.214.171.124: Hi Dieter. Have you heard of this project?
(2010-08-31 17:29) [#7959]
I have used Senseis Library many times. I have often seen your name, and I reckon you're one of the most active users on the site.
I have to admit that, for me, SL is useful, but that it does not improve my game at all.
In general, I don't find
unstructured forms of information useful for getting real knowledge, just like
on Wikipedia you can get a mix of good and a mix of bad.
In the end, a 9p like Nie Weiping is an excellent player, but a 7p can sometimes be
a better teacher.
If you look at stackoverflow.com, it is a perfect way to learn programming languages. Mathoverflow.net is a good resource for advanced mathematics.
That's because people who give good answers are rewarded points, and people
who give bad answers are subtracted points. It's more about sharing knowledge than sharing information.
People look at
your answers, and judge whether you answered the question.
So, if you want to ask something like, 'is this play an example of aji
keshi,' you will not be ignored. Everyone using the page will see your
question, how many replies it has received, and if other people have
already given a good answer.
The idea of stackexchange is
to create dialogue around complex topics (math, programming,
languages) so that anyone (beginners or experts) can benefit and help
The URL I pasted above belongs to the game of go project page. Check out stackoverflow.com for an example of how the whole idea works.
Through the course of learning to program, stackoverflow.com has helped me many times. When I reach a dead end, I post a question there and have an answer very quickly.
I think that the game of go site, which still needs more interested players, would be the ideal way to separate information from knowledge. I personally cannot wait to start posting positions from my own games to ask questions about aji I may have missed or miai situations played too early.