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Re^4: Unanswered Perl questions on Stack Overflow

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Jul 25, 2020 at 17:41 UTC ( #11119798=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Unanswered Perl questions on Stack Overflow
in thread Unanswered Perl questions on Stack Overflow

Probably ...

I was addressing the category of lazy "Perl doesn't work" one-liners , where you put a lot of effort into asking for clearer wording and detailed information, only to get more lazy reactions, if any.

I stopped investing in those, though wouldn't stop others in doing so.

I for my part don't miss them.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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Re^5: Unanswered Perl questions on Stack Overflow
by marto (Cardinal) on Jul 26, 2020 at 08:47 UTC

    There are a few ways to look at this type of thing, either ignore them in the hope the the poster will figure out on their own that more effort/data is required from them (which has issues in itself, since we don't get visible notification of a post being updated) or the 'help us to help you' approach, where they get responses to encouraging them to make more effort, and pointing them in the right direction. That said, some people are just beyond help, for various reasons.

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