I keep asking myself - why do people ask such ridiculous questions here, first, before going to Wikipedia or Google?
Is it because they've never heard of these resources? Heck, I'm all over this board, and I have both in my signature!
Please get some education first, then come back to the board so that you can be a contributor, instead of a neophyte sucking time from the rest of us.
Also, please understand, I have no problem helping anyone with the finer points. The only reason I answered this response was to point out what we should NOT do - someone else's basic homework when their answers are a few keystrokes away.
As Sam Kineson said, we need to send the neophytes to LIVE WHERE THE FOOD IS!!!
Instead of being their personally manipulated homework puppets.
I'm calling for a HARD boycott on all one-posters. Don't take the time to answer their questions. Please. Your time is WORTH MORE than than. Just give them a one-link to Wiki, Google, whatever, and say, "Hey - the answer is out there. Do some research like the rest of us have.
Even repeat posters - send them packing to the resources which DO have the answers to their questions. Don't work harder. Work smarter.
Look, folks, it might be fun, but you and I both know there are other things in your lives which we all need to attend to. If the answer is already out there, point them to it, with a link, along with a bit of chastisement, not just for them, but for the other one-timers who seem to be all too frequent here on BAUT.
Trust me - I don't want to leave these kids hanging. But there are more important things out there, and most of the long-timers on this board are doing high-school, if not grade-school teaching, in depth, instead of simply pointing "those that question" in a more appropriate direction. You folks are very, very bright. In most things. Please stop wasting your talent on kids who're simply trying to gain answers to their 10th-grade homework questions.
Ok? Refuse to answer them! Encourage them to search Wiki/Google, whatever.
These kids have you guys over a barrel! They come online, make one post, and like Pavlov's dog, you guys give them all the answers they need to make an A.
Let's stop this nonsense (of which I've been a part, until I finally realized what's going on).
No more answering ridiculously inane questions when the answer is already available elsewhere. Just post the link, so that these kids (and some adults) can begin a life of discovery, and leave a co-dependant life of asking the experts to solve all their problems for them.