Re: Stuck in a hell of routing :(
- To: Dave Ewart <email@example.com>
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- Subject: Re: Stuck in a hell of routing :(
- From: Werner Oswald <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 23:57:10 +0200
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I'm new to this list and happy for any input even if this means to
answer some questions or be more specific about what I'm searching for
so please go on :)
DE> On Tuesday, 29.03.2005 at 18:27 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
>> I know that it's sometimes a good idea to make sure that the person is
>> actually looking for the right answer, but I have been noticing a
>> tendency here (and elsewhere) to always ask first about the
DE> Interesting observation ... I'm probably one of those 'guilty' of often
DE> asking for the motivation behind apparently 'strange' requests.
DE> It is helpful to those answering the (apparently unusual) query to know
DE> what problem is being addressed, since past history shows that often the
DE> poster is approaching the problem from the wrong angle, or may even be
DE> addressing the wrong problem!
DE> If I post something strange or esoteric as a question, I feel obliged to
DE> at least *outline* what my motivations are, if only to pre-empt the sort
DE> of question that *I* would retort were I answering that same question.
DE> I agree with you that perhaps Just Answering The Question is an
DE> appropriate response if it is clear what the solution should be (even if
DE> it sounds from the original post that The Wrong Question is being
DE> I suppose we could answer the question but also query the poster's
DE> motives at the same time :-)
DE> Just thinking out loud ...