View Poll Results: When I read a post title I (and be honest)...

Voters
32. You may not vote on this poll
  • go staight to the ones that I think I can help with

    14 43.75%
  • browse the board for something interesting

    13 40.63%
  • work my way up: newbies and low-post threads first

    1 3.13%
  • am one of the newbies from option 1

    4 12.50%

Help Me!!!

This is a discussion on Help Me!!! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; >>Isn't that a problem if the answer is "Yeah, that's happened to me too", or suchlike, or even just plain ...

  1. #16
    Peace
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,510
    >>Isn't that a problem if the answer is "Yeah, that's happened to me too", or suchlike, or even just plain wrong!!

    It is. But whatcha gonna do? Like i said, i've got very little spare time (esp. lately) so the rare times i do feel like taking a break from my own nasty problems to go help somebody else with theirs, i dont usually spend hours doing it. Especially since i have to spend a certain amount of time 'modding' (i.e. Removing Series repetetive, obnoxious posts ).
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (lightatdawn.cprogramming.com)

  2. #17
    My diaper's full....... stevey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    759
    Originally posted by RobR
    Anyway Steve, you just look for the ones that might have a rude punchline, right?
    oh thanx

    not on the actual programming part no...on the g.d. yeah !
    unless its about WW2 !!!
    Steve

  3. #18
    B26354 Deckard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    633
    I've been rather apathetic the past few weeks. I'll browse through the new posts and (usually) mumble the answer to myself after reading the problem. If I think I can get the orignal poster on track with a single message, I will. If I think the thread will turn into a drawn-out "what did you mean by that" conversation, I avoid the thread. In all fairness, threads that end up that way probably didn't receive a clear answer in the first place.

    Occasionally, I'll have plenty of time on my hands and will post a mini-novel regarding a problem, but it has been a while since I've done that ;)
    Jason Deckard

  4. #19
    www.entropysink.com
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    605
    Interesting social experiment here. ygfperson.

    1). Notice that although it's a dumb newbie type question it's had 58 views & 8 "answers". This has to be down to the title.

    2). Even more interesting, notice that people answered what they thought the question was, and not the question itself!
    Visit entropysink.com - It's what your PC is made for!

  5. #20
    My diaper's full....... stevey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    759


    do you think girlies get more help than guys ?? i think they do, though whether its a chivalrous thing or a sad geek thing i dunno...

    but when i'm after some more help i'm gonna re-register as
    Stephanie or Sexy_Steph......
    Steve

  6. #21
    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    2,493
    or The_Nymph...

  7. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    132

    Responding to the message with the least replies

    Originally posted by RobR


    Hmmmmm. Isn't that a problem if the answer is "Yeah, that's happened to me too", or suchlike, or even just plain wrong!!
    Thats what happened to me! I had a question and one guys like "You could do that with windows.h but im not sure that's what you want to do..." and another guy said something else like that and then I'm like "yes I do want to do it with windoes.h but by now there were like three replies so everyone just ignored it.
    Last edited by mike_k; 04-30-2002 at 11:52 AM.

  8. #23
    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    2,493
    what about content? if the post's length(not counting code, that's another topic altogether) is long, do you just scan it for any details, and then answer what you think the question was? how many skip over long detailed posts? does it make more sense to keep posts short and to the point, or to include all the details so the person reading it knows your full problem in one seating?

  9. #24
    B26354 Deckard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    633
    Originally posted by ygfperson
    what about content?
    I'll stop and read a long one if it is well written (e.g. not l33t speak or hard-to-follow grammar). However, if there is a long code segment without [code] tags, I'll skip over the post.
    Jason Deckard

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21