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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    WTF!?!?

    oops i need to go outside and take a walk
    Posted 01-31-2009 at 03:34 PM by guest guest is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    ErV is a people hater who makes me cry! One thing you've grossly overlooked is the fact that OP-proper isn't the focus of an individual thread; there's a reason LQ is public. Additionally, individual help for the sole benefit of the requester falls into the category of consultation (as it was described in FAQs for a newsgroup I was a part of many, many years ago.) You can be helpful to the masses even if the individual initiating the discussion is rude, inconsiderate, lazy, ungrateful, etc. Other than that, very useful information, and also a useful reminder. And there's no need to self-alienate; sooner or later you'll get tired of it and just realize that you might be perceived as an asshole just by being yourself, which is generally irrelevant once you get used to it.

    PS Fix your spelling and grammar!
    Posted 01-11-2009 at 08:01 PM by ta0kira ta0kira is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    If itís not too late to reply then here's my 2 cents: I have one rule about forums. When I post itís purely for my own enjoyment. Helping is nice and I have been helped many times but if I donít enjoy it then itĎs a waste of time. I know itís selfish but it works for me. YMMV

    PS: I like your signature. It could apply to me too.
    Posted 01-06-2009 at 07:27 PM by win_to_lin_migrant win_to_lin_migrant is offline
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    Posted 12-29-2008 at 06:48 AM by bhupendra bhupendra is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    Nicely point them in correct direction, thank others for their posts, Mark answered

    ErV sure hit the nail on the head. IMHO: Thought 12 should be 1st & last!

    Don't forget some newbs (& teens) may use English as 2nd language, be patient.

    When reading a GOOD applicative reply, Mark it as answered or solved.
    Posted 12-28-2008 at 12:55 AM by digital8doug digital8doug is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    Nice tips, but not really a how-to ;D. It all makes sense, but I think many people could avoid mentioned problems just by thinking before posting. I enjoined reading it.
    Posted 12-17-2008 at 02:58 PM by TITiAN TITiAN is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    Wow, very nice post. I'm impressed I will bookmark and save this page, because I do tend to fall for many of these and the outcome is usually negative in these cases.
    Posted 12-16-2008 at 02:40 PM by H_TeXMeX_H H_TeXMeX_H is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    I wish I'd read this a few years ago. It would have spared me a great deal of embarrassment.
    Posted 12-10-2008 at 08:40 AM by FlGator81 FlGator81 is offline
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    How to answer questions without wasting too much time

    Appreciated. Ask LQ to add to the Read-Me-First doc
    Posted 12-01-2008 at 05:37 AM by bonegang bonegang is offline
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    Posted 11-30-2008 at 11:09 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline

  



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