__/ [Mark Kent] on Sunday 13 November 2005 22:20 \__
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> William Poaster <willpoast@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 18:29:17 +0000, Peter Jensen wrote:
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>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Peter, please come to accept that many people approach UseNet because
>>>> they seek advice from an actual person who can tailor the response to
>>>> the particular scenario and, if needed, metaphorically hold hands in
>>>> the process of going through troubleshooting until success.
>>> I'm aware of that, and I don't mind when the answer is not as trivially
>>> found on the net. I'd rather not encourage laziness, as it would drown
>>> out the people who actually have a non-trivial problem to fix.
>> Perhaps this message should be shown!
>>> Now, if all those solutions that are easily found with any search engine
>>> do not work correctly, the OP can always return and re-state his
>>> problem, with a more detailed description of what goes wrong.
> I have to agree. The answer is to search first... I've no problem with
> helping people, but not those who are terminally lazy. This is nothing
> to do with OSS, Linux, or anything like that, it's an attitude thing.
I think that when the question is trivial, the reader has the option to skip,
hit 'ignore', or post the URL shrewdly listed above. I do agree, on the
other hand, that non-trivial questions tend to get drowned in a sea of no
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