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Re: Interesting use of the chatterbox...

by dthacker (Deacon)
on Apr 12, 2002 at 22:07 UTC ( #158687=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Interesting use of the chatterbox...

"Am I being paranoid/silly?" Paranoid? No. Silly? Yes!

"...should I be shocked that someone used this place as a helpdesk for a totally unrelated subject?

I'm not shocked at all. There are a lot of helpful, knowledgeable people here.

We enforce our own standards of what questions are appropriate and what are not. Monks are a pretty disciplined bunch and the content of the monastery reflects that. I think it's unlikely we are going to see the CB turn into the newbie help desk.

The person eventually got their problem solved, which is cool. It was, in fact, a Perl problem.

Not all subjects are as OT as they may appear!

I think the whole point of this rant is: "If you are doing anything that is beyond your level of understanding, you should at least know where to go for the appropriate help."

My counter-point would be, "If they're in the wrong place, at least point them in a productive direction"

Dave


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