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Re: A side note
From: Uri Guttman
August 18, 2009 18:16
Re: A side note
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>>> "RW" == Raymond Wan <email@example.com> writes:
RW> Well, how about this? If A posts a question, B replies but B is "flat
RW> out wrong", then what if expert C replies but not to B's message, but
RW> to A's? Less frustration for C and both A and B learn something
RW> ... and maybe C will even get two "Thank you's" for the price of
RW> one... Seems more productive and less stressful than taking it out on
RW> B, isn't it??
not IMO. B needs to learn the correct way and i have seen many cases
(usenet in particular) where B replies first and suckers (sometimes B is
a troll) A into using the bad code. and even worse A thanks B for their
help! so you have to both followup A's original post and B's bad code.
RW> As someone who has been both A and B on _this_ very message board (C
RW> -- not yet :-P ), I, for one, am glad that the person C at the time
RW> (sorry, forgot who it was...) didn't take it out on me...
you don't have to necessarily take it out but you do have to correct
them. if they are genuinely trying to help that is nice but helping when
you don't really know the best answer is an issue. this list has plenty
of expert (of ALL levels :) so you don't have to jump in to help if you
are even slightly unsure of yourself. that is one thing you can learn by
lurking more which is always good for new members.
Uri Guttman ------ firstname.lastname@example.org -------- http://www.sysarch.com --
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