Commenters: Please ask off-topic questions on my “Suggest a topic” link

I really appreciate the comments that people leave on my posts, and the comments are often more valuable than the posts themselves.

However, every day or so, I'll get an off-topic question. For example, in my post talking about what's coming up in Whidbey, I'm mostly talking about when I want to talk about things.

In the comments, Nicholas asks a perfect reasonable question: “Why doesn't C# have const reference parameters?”

But the question isn't something I'd answer in the post, so I'd need to spend some time writing another post on it. I don't have time for that right now, so I'll need to put it off, but I'll probably forget the question by then. When I come back to answer a question, I'll look at my “Suggest a topic” comments first.

So, if you'd like to increase the chance that your question will get answered, go to my blog's home page, and choose “Suggest a topic” at the bottom of the left column. I'm trying to work through those in order, and when I write the topic, it gets deleted from the list of comments.

Comments (6)

  1. Whoops… sorry… although I’m glad you saw it… and hopefully I’ll get to see an answer to that question some day?

  2. For those of us using aggregators, I would suggest you create a signature for your posts that will include a link to the "suggest a topic" post. How about it?

  3. damien morton says:

    When willl msdn bloggers start responding to questions from the outside world instead of responding to their own solipsistic internal dialog?


  4. So this morning, I was playing some Halo, and I thought, "This is a pretty cool game, even if I am playing against a lamer with a ping of 320"

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