What is it with people these days?
They ask a question on the internet, then someone gives them the correct
answer (usually something which involves *work* to fix it), then the person
asking the question says...
"That is not the answer I was looking for. Anyone else?"
If they know what the answer should be, why are they asking?
The few times I've gotten a person to talk about it honestly, it seems
someone told them "something" they liked about a fix or a collateral event,
and that's what they are actually looking for.
Then again, there are those who just want a reason to see their name in
print even if it does embarass them. After that I guess one comes to the
socio-paths, trolls, etc..
Newsgroups are great places to get assistance.
Sometimes it happens because folks don't read the whole question and start
replying with things not related. Kinda like several years ago in here I
asked a wood walkway building question and got 15 answers on cement ones.
Cool info but I'd specifically said *wood* PT walkway.
They are used to the outcome based education system. You just have to write
down any old answer, and you will pass, because the teacher will not mark it
wrong so as to to keep the class's test scores high to get additional
funding next year for scoring so high and they might get a raise and it is
because it is what the teacher's union told them to do and it is PC..
Conditioning in one word.
Agreed. We should bust what unions are left, reverse Obama's order to
eliminate Bush's order with the Mexican scab truck drivers, and continue
turning this country into a Turd World Nation. Long live Rush, Hannity, &
I'm in Texas. Texas and Arizona are Right To Work states (New Mexico and
California are not). That means we'd get most of the non-union Mexican
drivers who'd buy our gas, eat our tacos, and pay our taxes. Too bad, New
Mexico and California. In fact, a truck from Mexico MUST pass through a RTW
state to get almost anywhere.
(replying to the OP, because in less than a dozen posts, the thread has
already drifted into the usual political BS noise..)
They are perhaps wording their question and follow up badly, but I
suspect many people who ask for additional opinions were hoping for
easy/cheap/quick workarounds, even if they know the traditional correct
answer. Hey, I grew up in the business, and already sorta know many of
the answers for the more common problems. But I still hang out here for
the stuff I don't know, and for new and inventive ways to solve old
Whenever someone asks me "What time is it?" I answer "Where?" If
someone asks "Can you tell me what time it is?" I answer "Of course
I can tell time, I've been able to tell time since I was a small
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