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Fishing is a lesson in patience.
Some take is as impatience when I (sometimes) never answer the question directly, but supply where the answer can be found. The fishing lesson is simple. By learning where such answers are, they not only can find the answer but may learn how to find it on their own.
In cases involving worms and disaster type issues, I will immediately get the URL or answer how to deal with the bug. In cases such as programming, web services and such, books and reference material are best used so the poster of the question can not only find their one answer, but be better equipped to handle the next issue.
Re:Fishing is a lesson in patience.
I have to say I kind of agree with you Bob, and I see that ou do this in everything you write. But I think that at least 50% would be able to find the answeres themselves if they would just look harder or at all. If everyone at last would look for all the answeres without coming here, which would probably never happen, but you see that not many people come here, then nobody would come at all. I just like getting a response do my problem directly concering me. Sure there are people out there who had the same problem but that's even harder to find - not impossible. It's just easier when you can ask a question without wasting time looking for it and then have it answered in a day or two frome somebody who all ready knows the answer and just takes 5 minutes to post it.
Ah, but a forum member who learns to fish can teach others.
As such, handing out a fish to everyone will just be that short term fix. Soon, the person with fish will run out of fish, or move to another place.
Where would the forum be then?
Re:Ah, but a forum member who learns to fish can teach others.
Why whill he run out of fish?
Handing out fish in my case is time consuming.
For instance, I have a software "gig" next week which will reduce how often I may pass through the forums.
If we succeed in teaching others how to fish, they can provide fish or fishing lessons.
Re:Handing out fish in my case is time consuming.