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glennPattonWork319-Apr-24 9:38
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trønderen17-Apr-24 5:36
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You must agree that you regularly see cases - I am not excluding CP here - where other readers are so eager to 'help' that they do not waste the time to read the entire problem description before writing down their 'contribution'.

I have learned to start my problem descriptions with a declaration of what is not my problem: E.g. I am not looking for an alternative to tool X, I am just using tool X to illustrate a general problem, and that is what I want to solve! Spelling that out in a conclusive remark is almost useless; half of the readers won't notice it. Also I have learned to be very explicit about the core of my problem, always phrasing it as a question, preferably prefixed with 'My problem is this: ... ?' - otherwise, helpers might expand to great length on any detail that you have mentioned, but only to explain the problem, not as the problem.

Having lots of people eager to help you is a great thing - and one major reason why I stick with CP. Everything comes with a price, like a fair share of 'helpful' answers that serves more to display helpfulness than to be of real help. I think that is a moderate price to pay. Others may have higher expectations. Maybe they should try SO. Maybe they return to CP after a week or a month Smile | :) . (I did.)

Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

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