Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime." - anonymous
Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today, although why anyone would want to eat fish that doesn’t come in can is beyond me. Teach a man to use the search feature and he will be able to search for the answer and, if he doesn’t find it, ask a question here on the forum. - me
But you didn’t teach anyone anything! All you did was tell him to find it himself! Teaching someone to fish would involve showing the different parts of a fishing rod (rod, reel, line, hook, bobber) and explaining what each part does. Then you would have to explain casting and the various techniques used in that regard. All you did was point at the water and say, “There’s a fish in there - hope you catch it!” Your reply was less than helpful.
Au contraire. I told him about the search feature which he may have overlooked. While at the top of the page, it doesn’t pop out and it’s quite easy to miss it.
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein
I provided the conditions - the use of the search feature and Questions/Answers section. I said, quoting myself from below, "…I like to show people how to find it for themselves. " I did this by giving him the tools.
Don’t forget that while I told him about the search feature for a specific request, he can take the knowledge of the FAQs and search feature and apply it to other questions he may have.
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. - Galileo Galilei
Unlike some sundowner drivers, I believe in helping people help themselves. That’s why I suggested doing a search. Often, if the topic has been covered, you’ll get your answer faster. Do a search and, if you don’t find your answer or if you have questions about your answer, then post it.
True, it’s not mandatory to do a search first but it sure does help to eliminate the same question being posted over and over and over. You also just may discover new and exciting that you wouldn’t have found by not searching.
Hey, I posted an entire answer without any shouting (i.e. no bold) a good percent of the posting.
It’s going to stop, as I am tired of swimming upstream watching Dami be disrespectful to others, giving half baked, unreasearched answers, people apologizing for posting and the such, while others put up with it, time to move on to better waters…
Not looking for any replies to this at all, and please do not reply here in the interest of keeping this thread on topic, just want to explain my dissapearance.