Re: I guess this will be goodbye - and I know it will make a lot of people happy
Honestly, I do not see any reason to ban you, neither in what you wrote, nor in the way you expressed it.
Well, let us look at the problem from the perspective of the one who is willing to help and posts an answer.
Originally Posted by squakie
How can he make an educated guess about the experience level of the person who posts a problem?
As a rule initially you have got only one post to guess at which level of expertise to reply.
Sometimes you succeed and reply at the right technical level. Sometimes you don't.
Well, sometimes I will explain the reasons, in cases where there is a hint that the person whom I am helping is interested in understanding the reasons. Very often users, however, just want to get a quick solution and do not care about why something went wrong, how to diagnose and how to fix. Simply fix the problem.
EXPLAIN what you are doing instead of just "do this this and this".
And let us be honest: We all do our forum work in our spare time. Explaining what each command that you post does and why it should be run in this situation is time consuming. And cases are not rare where you find out that your recipient neither understands your explanation (wrong level of experience), nor cares about it. As a result you post explanations sparingly.
Last edited by Karlchen; September 1st, 2013 at 04:21 PM.
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