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If PerlMonks has become a place where AM exists but won't be treated well because AM is AM, then it has become time for me to find friendlier stomping grounds. Welcoming and accepting AM for me is the difference between having this place have a welcome mat and a sign saying, "Open, join in" or having a closed door and a sign saying, "Private meeting in progress."

As for give and take, what ever happened to being generous? Do you really think that I ask myself, "What is this person going to be able to do for me?" before I answer a question? Of course I don't. If the question is easy for me to answer, and I have energy, I answer it because answering is fun. Now if that person comes back with 50 detailed questions showing no desire to start trying to learn, then I will get irritated. Likewise a person who has a complex project (eg write this software for me) is not going to impress. But if it is easy to answer, then I am optimistic. And if it works sometimes but not others, well it works out well often enough to keep me happy.

So I have to disagree with the attitude that, "Well that idiot just had it coming. *shrug*" And I disagree because my gut response on seeing the question was not negative, and had I seen it before it got reaped, it would have been one I wouldn't have minded answering.

In reply to Re (tilly) 2: I think Casey West is right by tilly
in thread I think Casey West is right by tilly

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