Starting to get real old (Pointless Topic)

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    Starting to get real old (Pointless Topic)

    Heh... today, it has officially started for me. Hate complaining about it, because there really is no one to blame, but today, I've officially gotten sick of answering the same old questions in the Programming forums. I'm sure everyone that has been on these message boards as long as I have has been to this point, but man. I mean, don't you just wish people would actually look at the FAQs or read the tutorials before posting? How many times must fgets() be explained?

    Ugg, sorry, I had to let this out. I'm not planning on stopping answering the simple questions (god forbid I try answering the hard ones) but it just gets really old. I often wonder how college professors of the simple courses do it.
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    I reckon we should make a line of copy 'n' paste responses to these questions, like companies do.

    Dear Valued Member,

    Thank you for posting your question on the C Programming Board. We would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the FAQ...

    Yadda yadda yadda click here and enter your credit card details so we can verify your membership.

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    Welcome to the group.

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    Even better, there should be some sort of automated system, which automatically figures out what the problem is and then chooses a predefined response. Or gives them a few links to useful websites for solving their problem.

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    This is also unrelated, but I used to have a question on the std::remove_if algorithm, until I actually searched the board for an answer. The search button on any forum is too often ignored.

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    I did the same thing--asking common question--on my early days. It was because I wasn't aware that google has all the answers. So, that could be the explanation for some of those people--they think people on this board are the only resources.
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    How exactly does fgets() work? Could you please explain it to me?

    Oh, also I've got 142 C++ homework programs to write for this semester. I didn' t get how to do it because my professor sucks and does not give us enough opportunity and he's inaccessible. Could you start me off on them? kthxbye
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    fgets()?


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    axon, you got that all wrong. fgets is essentially a linker between the user's mind and the program. It uses basic ESP (defined in stdio and a more advanced form is in vector). Example:

    Code:
    #include <ESP.h>
    int main()
    {
        ESP thoughts;
    
        cout<< endl << "What are you thinking?";
        fgets( std::ESP_IN, USER_HEAD, '()___)___________)))))~~');
    
        cout<< endl << "Bet you were thinking: " << thoughts;
    
        return 0;
    }
    now template thoughts are akward.

    But. I do agree with SlyMaelstrom, and I have one thing to say:

    couldn't you just ignore it? Someone who isn't as sick as you are of it will answer the questions will probably answer them ... especialy the ESP and fgets ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeprogrammer
    Even better, there should be some sort of automated system, which automatically figures out what the problem is and then chooses a predefined response. Or gives them a few links to useful websites for solving their problem.
    Then it could become self aware and kill us all

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    You could ban the users that start to ask questions that are stupid and repeated so many times...
    We don't need those newbies anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastoManiac
    You could ban the users that start to ask questions that are stupid and repeated so many times...
    We don't need those newbies anyway!
    You're right I mean I never asked a stupid and already asked question before so they should be banned since I never ever did that so someone who does that is so stupid.
    Woop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prog-bman
    You're right I mean I never asked a stupid and already asked question before so they should be banned since I never ever did that so someone who does that is so stupid.
    I agree they should be banned. So should prog-bman for admitting he was an ex-newbie.

    Pshh... I came out of the womb a pro.

    In all seriousness, I can recall asking one, maybe two truely newbish questions on this forum. The first post I had was dealing with how while loops worked and the second one was how to make the computer beep.

    [EDIT] Ah check that, I have about 10 of them looking back at my first few posts. For some reason I couldn't get grips on using == instead of = in conditionals.

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    Heh... you're silly epo. <string> and <string.h> mean the exact same thing.
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    maybe each forum could have a newbie section?

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