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Re: To Answer, Or Not To Answer....

by kcott (Chancellor)
on Jul 29, 2011 at 21:27 UTC ( #917549=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to To Answer, Or Not To Answer....

Some general thoughts based on the types of things I do. (All of these points do not necessarily refer to all answers.)

  • If you can add something new to the answers already provided, then do so.
  • If your answer only refers to part of the question, state this clearly.
  • Check your information against published documentation and cite these sources in your answer.
  • Provide example code (and any appropriate output) to support your answer.

I sometimes find that, after researching the answer or trying some test code, I do not have anything useful to add to what's already been presented: in these cases, I have invariably learned something myself.

-- Ken

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