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Re^2: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

by grinder (Bishop)
on Mar 15, 2009 at 16:28 UTC ( #750747=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
in thread Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

My pet peeve involves the answers, rather than the questions.

Hear, hear! The answers of the nature "Hmmm! smells like homework!" tend to get on my nerves. I've always held that Dominus got it right.

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Re^3: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
by Your Mother (Canon) on Mar 15, 2009 at 17:41 UTC

    I add to that: many monks seem to think pretty short term. We're not just answering single questions, we're building an archive of questions/answers/discussions. If it were homework and the answer existed already online, no one would complain. The answers we provide outlast, one hopes, the context in which they are posed.

    Though I completely understand not wanting to help cheaters. My high school graduating class's valedictorian got there, in small part, by cheating off my math tests. :(

      I would ++ this twice (on the strength of the first para). For years I've taken a very long-term approach to my online posting, being well aware that my answers are potentially useful to orders-of-magnitude more people than read the particular forum it's posted in.

      The reason for taking this attitude is simple: I can't count the number of times I've whacked a question into Google and been saved an hour (or more) of tedious debugging. I'd much rather have that hour of my life to, say, drink beer, and I'm sure others would too.


      "Half of all adults in the United States say they have registered as an organ donor, although only some have purchased a motorcycle to show that they're really serious about it."

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