You guys are over-complicating this.  If you want to help someone and don't
understand their question, just say so.  People asking for help are usually
more than happy to provide additional information or rephrase their

Be careful when using the question, "Are you new to PHP?".  It has an
implied, "That was an awfully silly question... are you new to PHP?".  Some
may take that as an insult.  Of course, it could be funny as well.  Imagine
responding to Rasmus, "Are you new to PHP?" ;) hehe

> -----Original Message-----
> it could be augmented with questions like "Are you new to PHP?" and, 
> in the specific case we've been discussing, "Are you trying to create 
> a basic gradient or something unusual?", etc.
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