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    Is it considered rude...

    I've seen people on the C and C++ forums that are writing programs well above their level. They'll be working with Classes before they understand how functions work. They'll be writing file I/O before they understand regular I/O.

    Now I myself am not a good programmer. I'm still very much a beginner and I am also not above making the mistake of going too far ahead. But when I find myself doing so, I have the awareness to stop what I'm doing and take a step back to the basics. I'm a firm believer of learning things completely. I'm this way because I've made mistakes in the past of learing things half-assed and just moving on. You don't learn this way and it can even end up producing some bad habits.

    So I was wondering, what do you think is proper to tell these people when you see this? Is it rude to tell them to go back and relearn things or that they're not ready to be doing what they're doing? I'm just wondering what your opinions are.
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    just tell them what's in your mind, good suggestions are always welcome.........

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    >Is it rude to tell them to go back and relearn things or that
    >they're not ready to be doing what they're doing?
    No, it's not rude if you do it respectfully. But be prepared for about 99% of those people to take offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >Is it rude to tell them to go back and relearn things or that
    >they're not ready to be doing what they're doing?
    No, it's not rude if you do it respectfully. But be prepared for about 99% of those people to take offense.
    I take offense to that, Prelude...


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    I do too. You're completely stereotyping the forum.

    Thanks for the reply, I trust all of your opinions on this, so feel free to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    I take offense to that, Prelude...

    I take offense to your taking offense to Prelude's stereotype.
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    the smell in here is offensive...

    but yeah, I'd agree with Prelude on this one... then again if you're disagreeing with Prelude you're usually wrong.
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    the basic rule is: never against prelude's will.

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    The best method is to tell quzah about the thread.
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