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Subject:Re: HUMOR: I Need Help From:"Bill McClain" <bmcclain -at- ibss -dot- net> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:46:58 -0500
Just goes to show...you can teach some men to fish and they'll feed
themselves for life, but others will just sit out in the boat smoking
cigars all day.
Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: HUMOR: I Need Help
> From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 11:20:02 -0800 (PST)
> X-Message-Number: 6
> I am going to post a public response to this but leave off the name of
> person who wrote it. I think there is a real issue in this:
> > Was this posting your attempt at humour? I found it to be extremely
> > and condescending.
> > We must all remember that we were all newbies once, even you, and
> > gave us a hand. I take time out of my day to respond directly to
> > questions (when I can answer them) because I need help too from time
> > time.
> There is a big difference, between these two statements:
> 1) What do you think about FrameMaker's page numbering...I have
> 2) Send me templates (or point me to where I can get some) that have
> correct page numbering constructions.
> The first is an honest question about an issue that may confront tech
> The second is just pure laziness.
> Yes, I was a newbie once, but I handled my own challenges and
> didn't beg others to do all the work for me.
> In my opinion, asking the forum to send you templates and detailed
> on how to write your documents is lazy. And it isn't just newbies. I
> of people with titles of "Senior Technical Writer" asking the forum to
> work for them.
> I think some people, like myself, find it rather disturbing that some
> call themselves tech writers clearly have no problem solving skills.
> immediately resort to asking a forum like TECHWR-L to do their work.
> And we wonder why engineers don't respect us?
> Andrew Plato
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