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Re: A side note

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Raymond Wan
August 18, 2009 18:09
Re: A side note
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Hi Uri,

Uri Guttman wrote:
>>>>>> "M" == Mark  <> writes:
>   M> Hello,
>   M> There is always a better way to do things. That is what makes life
>   M> interesting.
>   M> I think any contributions from anybody should be appreciated.
> appreciated for their motivation, yes. but what if the answer is flat
> out wrong or misleading? this happens quite a bit and those bad answers
> have to be countered along with answering the original issue. i am not
> for classifying repliers here but i do recommend some self restraint
> among those who aren't sure about their given answer. or at least couch
> their post with 'this may work but i am learning too' or something
> similar.
> and even experts make mistakes. the goal here is to get correct and
> quality answers to newbies and that means posters need to know the
> quality of their answers and to hold back if they are not sure.

Well, it isn't like I don't agree with your main points.  I do.

Well, how about this?  If A posts a question, B replies but B is "flat out 
wrong", then what if expert C replies but not to B's message, but to A's?  Less 
frustration for C and both A and B learn something ... and maybe C will even get 
two "Thank you's" for the price of one...  Seems more productive and less 
stressful than taking it out on B, isn't it??

As someone who has been both A and B on _this_ very message board (C -- not yet 
:-P ), I, for one, am glad that the person C at the time (sorry, forgot who it 
was...) didn't take it out on me...


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