I concur with roboticus,
In an ideal situation one would be able to look at previous posts from the Monk asking the question and tailor a answer to suit their particular learning style or needs.
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in thread Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?
Habitual homework questions and those who want their work done for them aside.
A pointer to a node or reference, a snippet of code or an example all have their place.
It is not possible to take all into consideration as a matter of course and we tend to reply in the style that suits our own learning style.
As this is a large community the various learning styles are well represented and so a variety of answers are posed which should then suit the questioners learning style of choice.