Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Oct 20, 2007 at 11:49 UTC ( #646168=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?

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.
  • Comment on Re: Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://646168]
help
Chatterbox?
erix eat the rich!
[1nickt]: I do think it is sad that roho has received 3 downvotes for his polite request, as did I when I objected to the profanity in stonecolddevin's sig. I upvoted both him and Karl for the discussion. Way too much downvoting for inappropriate reasons here!
Discipulus learn that 'argue' has a little negative sense, he thought was a neutral sense, 'vox media'
[1nickt]: argue == discuss && argue == be contentious
[Discipulus]: you are right 1nickt i didnt voted nor downvoted; I just upvote perl content i like
[1nickt]: In Spanish, to argue (like a fight) is discutir -- does not mean to discuss !
[1nickt]: Sigh, this is why I gave up human-only languages and became a Perl linguist :-)
[Discipulus]: i just, rarely, downvote unpolite posts and spam, and wrong advices
[Discipulus]: discutere in eatalian is neutral: but discutere with wife sounds implicitly negative..
[erix]: what's the offending signature?

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others musing on the Monastery: (6)
As of 2017-06-22 12:24 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    How many monitors do you use while coding?















    Results (519 votes). Check out past polls.