Originally Posted by Technician
Where did you read that I wrote that I did not understand the subject area? Lol I have been coding is various languages since 82.
Maybe you shouldn't assume so much. When you assume you make as ASS out of U and ME.
I could have given an answer but I don't think it's ethical to do a kid's homework for them.
Maybe I should have said or instead of and.
Lets say that you have a habit of derailing some threads with bad information where it is clear you don't know what you're talking about, but keep talking anyway.
Lets put it this way:
If you do not want to help someone then don't, but don't tell them to go elsewhere; just don't post.
I find it questionable whether it is more or less ethical to help someone with their homework here, or tell them that there are better places to get their homework done for them. - Basically, if you wanted someone to do their own homework, some advice like joe said printing out variable doing debug steps through the program is far more useful than saying, go ask the same question on a specialist forum, or go buy a product...
so again, either offer some help, or don't.
if you cannot help, whether that is because you don't know the subject area, or wonder whether the poster is a child that needs help with homework and your ethics are too strong to help them then just don't write anything...
This is supposed to be a place where people can ask for help.
whilst nobody can force you to help with the correct answer, it's not a terrible request to say that if you don't want to write a helpful answer, then don't write anything.
And often it is more difficult to offer help to someone whilst other people take the thread all over the place but post nothing of substance.
As far as making an ass of myself, (maybe so!) but, I checked your post history, you've seemingly never helped anyone with any issue in the programming sub forum in the year you've been here.
all I'm going to say is: on the internet talk is cheap. whether or not you say you have been coding since before I was born is irrelevant, put up, or shut up.