For my part, I have no problem giving straight answers to clear questions, even if they are simple, newbie questions, because for the most part, all the newbies that come here asking newbie questions seem to rapidly evolve to asking better questions and answering other newbies. Real circle of knowledge stuff.
There are exceptions of course, but in 5 years there are only two that come to mind that are still around after more than a few weeks apparently asking obvious questions. In truth, both are making progress, it's just slower than for others, and Socratic leading wouldn't help.
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
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