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Lean's question was more than appropriate for this list, and some days you
get stumped on things that seem like a piece of cake to someone removed from
the immediate situation. As you say, you're entitled to your opinion, but I
would rather come to this list when stumped for creative ideas, suggestions
and feedback on user education and technical communications issues such as
ways to name a GUI element, than read through piles of arguments on whether
to use "important" or "importantly". To each his own, and all hail the
power of the Delete key!
From: Kevin Feeman
I just think that way too many people use this list as a resource to
problems that they probably could/should solve themselves, as being an
effective technical communicator. This topic has been bounced around before,
and I am not intending to get it going again. I have deleted such messages
in the past when they talk about inappropriate questions for the list. I
think that people need to take more responsibility of coming up with data
instead of running to the list as a "last resort." There are many more ways
to research information than typing an email.