Re: Monitoring network traffic using VB6
From: Sam Hobbs (samuel_at_social.rr.com_change_social_to_socal)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:31:21 -0800
"Bob O`Bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'd say just keep helping. And to a certain extent, help and then *move
What did I say that you are interpreting as saying that I don't do that?
> Maybe it's a matter of sheer numbers. But there are plenty of times when
> the users
> come back with followup questions or requests for clarification, and for
> me, I'd
> much rather work with someone who is part of the solution - so while it's
> the case that some people don't get what they wanted *and* don't ask for
> I have no problem just moving on.
I have seen plenty of vague questions in which the person does not post any
clarification (in other words, does not answer questions about their
question), and the thread grows immensely when people guess at the details
and have differing opinions of the solution. It is common for the discussion
to grow and decay until someone complains. Those discussions are a hundred
or a thousand times more difficult to get something meaningful from than a
discussion with just a thank you at the end.
> If anything's not clear, then in my opinion, the onus is on
> the person to whom it's not clear to *say so*.
> some cases where my help hasn't been sufficient
> *and* the user hasn't come back to ask for more.
That is totally different from what I was saying.