Originally Posted by calfcramp
I might get destroyed for this, wouldn't be the first time, I have an ex. All this negativeness about repeat questions is this just a principal thing, or is it a time consuming thing? If it is a time thing, personally, I would just answer the question and move on, or don't answer at all! How long does it take for somebody to repeat typing an answer to a question?
Well, I might get destroyed for this
, but I would say it's a matter of principal and
an issue of time. I'll play curmudgeon for a moment,
but I think one could say that, on the principal front, it's a common courtesy thing. I mean, if someone leaves weights on a barbell at the gym, how long does it take to remove the weights? Not long at all. But it's just not courteous to the people who want to use that station next. If someone playing golf doesn't rake a sand trap, how long does it take to rake it when you walk by it and see it has been left unraked by a previous player? Not long at all. But it's just not cool to leave a trap unraked.
And while it might not take long to answer a question again, sometimes it does, like if it asks for numerous settings (like IRE settings) or asks a question that cannot be answered simply. Sort of like when they are three
45-pound plates on each side of a barbell.
And I suppose one could leave the question unanswered, but then I actually feel bad that the person isn't getting his or her question answered, especially if they are somewhat new to the forum or they just got their set. So sometimes I will try to help by pointing out that the topic has been discussed and if they do a search for, say, "firmware upgrade," they will find some good information. But then some people take that the wrong way.
Hey, none of this is really a big issue in the scheme of things, and there's no reason for any of us to get bent out of shape if someone has a different take on it. And I do agree we should endeavor to help people who have questions. I just think that a lot of regulars here really do make a sincere and hospitable effort to provide useful information to people who have questions, and a little common courtesy the other way would be nice too.
That's just what I think, and I fully accept that others might think I'm an "old" ornery dude and I should be ignored, and I accept that others might view this issue differently. That's cool.
P.S. I love you all, even those of you who tomorrow will ask how many pieces of plastic need to be removed from the back of the set.