"No, Piedmont just misunderstood the question...
The guy just misunderstood the question..."
I know, Nestor, I can read. Twice.
Don't play the Godfather with me, you are in no position to tell anyone what to do.
You might think of yourself as an educator by the volume
of information you give out, quantity over quality - but that alone doesn't make you a "teacher"; furthermore, I do not subscribe to the theory that we should always dumb-down our responses at the expense of reflection and educated thought.
he misunderstood the question; did you
? did I
? did Alan
? did anyone else
? Don't think so...but because he did, that's no reason to molly-coddle Piedmont into a sense that we're some benevolent bulletin board for the terminally lazy. Piedmont lacked judgement in his response and wasted all our time - instead of taking a minute and re-reading the post. That is not a result of him not knowing, just bad judgement.
I will say this: I have no problems in teaching and I certainly have no problem with people who have a hard time understanding. But I do have a problem with people who may have a hard time understanding - but who do nothing about it and expect everyone else to pick up their slack.
If you don't know how to spell a word you have two choices: the easy way is to ask someone who knows, to tell you the answer, and the hard way is to look it up. Using the easy way teaches you nothing, the hard way teaches you how to spell. Down the road a bit, which way do you want people to go? When my son asks me how to spell a word, I ask him where the dictionary is.
No Nestor, this DIY board is about helping people. You ought to know that, you try to do that very thing. But what you think it is isn't what everyone else thinks it is and our definitions differ, that's all. But I'll tell you this: Piedmont is now a better person because he got what he gave. He may resent he way it was done but next time he'll read the questions twice, make sure his response is up the measure of the question - and post. Now what has helped him more?
In my spare time, I coach basketball, mainly, and some baseball, have done so for over a decade, and to boys between the ages of 8 and 18. I have seen questions and I have answered them in a manner I feel benefits young enquiring minds. I don't spoon-feed the answers, I encourage them to come up with a reasoned answer by themselves. That's the way they learn, take it from me. If their answer is flippant or off-the-cuff, they also learn that it is and why it is...
At the same time, I don't pontificate or throw volumes of ill-fitting information at them. That makes my
Oh yeah, I also have two dogs. OK, that makes me more sensitive than some to washing them in warm water, which is fine. I also know dogs are clean enough that they wouldn't take to being washed in waste-water. So that gives me an edge, but come on, did I have to go to University to know that?