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Re^2: Anyone doing anything about questions/answers at PM?by ihb (Deacon)
|on May 30, 2005 at 13:39 UTC||Need Help??|
My response is always: "I dunno. Why don't you?"
Would you have replied the same if he had said: "Has anyone written a module that does X or is anyone working on that? I'd love to get my hands on it."?
Isn't it good that he asks about it first? If you don't know, why do you ask him to possibly redo work?
Why don't you two put your heads together and work up a proposal?
That's what this thread has done; brought up proposals, arguments, and counter-arguments. That's an effect of he asking whether it exists and saying that he'd like it. He inspired discussion. You don't have to be willing to volunteer in order to ask about something or bring up an idea. There may be several reasons why someone can't do it himself, but that shouldn't stop him from discussing and spreading the idea. There's no harm in asking and discussing.
We should welcome ideas. That's what leads evolution.
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