Please people...learn to ask questions.

Please people...learn to ask questions.

Published on 2008/04/04 00:06:531 min read

I've been playing around with some new jquery/javascript this week.. All has been going well, i've been learning just how bad UI is lately.. I wish interface worked still in the latest versions, UI is extremely slow, plus the documentation currently does not fully match the code (well actually they might, but we are using an older version of UI due to the fact that the new ones are less functional).

Anyways, lots of people pop in #jquery and ask questions.. which is good, 'cause i learn about new plugins or ideas, etc. But there are a lot of people who just can't figure out how to ask a question.

Examples of bad people:

  • <yoav> guys i'm stuck tryin' to get an ajax form to work with jquery and codeigniter <yoav>stuck as in it's not working

(i'm surprised i can't find more in my recent logs)

or my fav, and i can't find an example from my current logs

  • <someone> Can I ask a question?
  • <someone> I have a question (in which the reply is no, thats a statement)

Between those and the people who know next to nothing about javascript, css and html, expecting that jquery will be really easy and needing to be hand held through every little step is really frustrating.

I gotta setup some irssi aliases now to point to https://reactor-core.org/irc-help.html (which I just found)..

Gavin Mogan
Burnaby, BC, Canada

I'm a software developer at the awesome Sauce Labs. I do a bunch of other random open source development. I also play games, both board and video games and love to read. You can usually find me on various services as halkeye.

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