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Re: Beware the Trolls!

by particle (Vicar)
on Dec 30, 2001 at 12:57 UTC ( #135229=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Beware the Trolls!

i believe here at perlmonks not only in honesty, but also in openness and patience. perhaps if one considers the possibility that a post *might* be a homework assignment (due to lack of context, etc,) one could *ask politely* for an honest, open rephrasing of the question, with an appropriate context.

if the initial question is rephrased in better terms, it is beneficial to all involved; an experienced monk can escape frustration with a bit of patience, and the petitioner will recieve a more appropriate response..

i expect well thought-out responses to my questions, as i have usually exhausted my searching skills before i ask. some questions are immediately answerable, while others take patience and investigation to craft a response. i'm willing to be patient if the response i receive will be higher in quality. i believe most petitioners--members or anonymous monks--feel the same way.

~Particle


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Re: Beware the Trolls!
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Dec 30, 2001 at 21:00 UTC
    Righto, particle. Despite my playful attempts at taxonomy, I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment.

    Matt

Re(2): Beware the Trolls!
by dmmiller2k (Chaplain) on Dec 31, 2001 at 19:11 UTC
    "i expect well thought-out responses to my questions, as i have usually exhausted my searching skills before i ask."

    I have the utmost respect for those who take the time to think about and research their questions before presenting them here. My original post was mainly lamenting those others who, in effect, say, "I am responsible for doing X; how do I do it?", rather than some variation of "I am responsible for doing X; I've tried Y, but it isn't working. What am I doing wrong?"

    dmm

    You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day ...
    Or, you can
    teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime

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