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Re: Why I keep coming backby crabbdean (Pilgrim)
|on Apr 13, 2004 at 20:33 UTC||Need Help??|
I'll give my vote on this and add my bits. I've only been programming for a year or so and only onto this site for the past few months and find myself constantly coming back to this site. Being the "determined perfectionist that loves a challenge" type person I'll sometimes spent days on a single line or two of code if its not working. I've found since coming across this site I can often drop a quick message in the chatterbox or if I feel its notable to remain in 'history' I'll post a node. I've always been impressed at how quickly I get an answer.
Like yourself I often love the answers that say "Maybe you should try looking here". It enables me to find or look in a direction hadn't thought of OR more importantly didn't even know about looking into. From there I know I'll work the rest out myself and often like the challenge of working the rest out myself. The skill of mentally flexing the brain is one I think is good to keep fit and healthy.
All in all though I've found the quickness of the responses around here from people has reduced those endless days of hammering through one or two broken lines of code down to a simple 15 minutes of downtime until I on the HOT trail of a solution.
So likewise a BIG thank you to all you fellow monks out there. A fantastic resource this place is.
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