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Re: Re (tilly) 4: Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.

by Petras (Friar)
on Apr 25, 2003 at 11:37 UTC ( #253135=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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It's a funny thing, this gift culture we are in. Newbies don't usually have that much to give except their questions. Early on I was often told to just go and RTFM or STFW or do some simple googling. I do those things now, but early on I needed someone to say, "RTFM! And here's how you do it...." Yeah, I've seen plenty of posts that looked like someone had a homework assignment and needed someone else to do it for them, but there are some newbies (even comp geek newbies) who really do want to walk the path, they just need someone to teach them how to read the map.

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

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Re: Re: Re (tilly) 4: Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.
by fiend (Initiate) on Mar 14, 2004 at 02:24 UTC
    I have been guilty of asking my mentors for the easy way out on more than a few occasions and the best of them told me to figure it out myself. I always appreciated the gentle guidance over the easy answer because I really learned what I was after rather than cutting, pasting and forgetting.

    There's a great difference between working together to arrive at a solution and I don't think anyone here would be out of place for refraining from handing answers over to anonymous monks who can't even be bothered to register for an account.

    That being said, does anyone have the answer to question 4 in my homework?

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by Anonymous Monk on Mar 14, 2004 at 03:08 UTC

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