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Thread: The Spoon-Feeding Article is Intimidating

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    Default The Spoon-Feeding Article is Intimidating

    Honestly.. this article and the whole concept just instills fear among members and inhibit them freely asking questions which i think this forum should be doing.. offering help.. and i disagree with the notion that if this was hard for me it should be hard for you, its quite immature and selfish to think that way...

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    Default Re: The Spoon-Feeding Article is Intimidating

    Post moved.

    I believe you've misread or misunderstood the purpose of the article and its intended audience. Helpers who've gone overboard that have been referred to it are usually thankful for the guidance it provides and comply with the boundaries it describes. New members, especially the 98% who come here seeking help, never see this article and would have no reason to.

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    Default Re: The Spoon-Feeding Article is Intimidating

    such a thread is important, as people who offer to help other people should never post
    the solution for them. It takes away the learning and understanding of a particular problem
    and the person asking for help will never understand their initial mistake if the answer
    is handed to them.

    People who generally respond to posts offer tips and suggestions - they give a clue on how
    to solve the problem, leaving the stuck programmer with some light at the end of the
    tunnel to "what the problem could be". By working with the tips and advice given, most
    people can solve their problems and become better coders for it

    Wishes Ada xx
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