2009/9/3 J DeBord <jasdeb...@gmail.com>:
> Telling someone RTFM is just rude and mean. Manipulating dates and times can
> be confusing for beginners and experienced people alike. I would suggest
> that when a question asked here causes you to respond with RTFM, don't
> respond at all. Save yourself the time and trouble and save the person
> asking the question the grief of being insulted. And Tedd your condescending
> response caused me to lose respect for you. I'm sure the OP would have been
> more than thankful to receive the same response without the RTFM. I'll read
> any response to this, but I won't have anything more to say. This list has
> been polluted enough lately with nonsense. Incredible.

You're entitled to your opinion as much as I am, and my opinion is
that not making it clear to people that the answer to their question
is plainly obvious in the manual is just as rude if not more so than
suggesting they RTFM.

I make a point to never just say RTFM but to also answer the question
at the same time, but IMHO not telling people how fundamental their
question was does not help them in the long run. At the end of the day
it just encourages them to continue to rely on this list rather than
learning how to find the answer themselves and to only use this list
as a last resort.

I make no apology for my attitude towards this type of question, and
if you don't like it you can stick it where the sun don't shine.



> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> At 1:01 PM -0400 8/28/09, David Stoltz wrote:
>>> Hey Stuart -
>>> RTFM yourself....I did read it, and obviously misunderstood...
>>> I'm really sorry to bother you. I thought that was what a listserv like
>>> this was for - to ask questions...
>>> I'll try not to ask questions I should know the answer to next time.
>> Whoa dude!
>> You just received advice from a brilliant man and you are bitching about
>> it?!?
>> Look child, you are being told what you should do by a professional who is
>> donating his time freely to help you. Just how did you not understand that?
>> So, just do what he advised and say "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
>> I've posted some dumb-ass questions before, but only after I took the time
>> to research the question myself. And when someone took the time to
>> straighten me out and help, I appreciated it.
>> Hopefully next time you'll read the manual and take the time to understand
>> what you read -- it would cut down on post that demonstrate just how
>> ignorant and thankless you are at this.
>> Cheers,
>> tedd
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