jkisha wrote:So, that would assume that 1) people that come here are forced to answer every post asking a question; and 2) that it is easier to post snark than it is to post the answer.
We're not forced, no, but active sections and threads do draw the eye. And while posting snark is no easier than posting an answer, you'll notice that I did both while encouraging them to do their own legwork in the future. Please keep in mind that I did send them to the information they were looking for, just in a snarky way. You seem more upset by my response than they were.
jkisha wrote:LOL "lower value" Hahahahahahahaha Obviously you haven't read the majority of posts made on eplaya by the regulars, especially off season.
Even the off-topic threads that foster a sense of connection and community are more significant than someone asking for basic information that literally shows up as the top Google result. This is, after all, a forum not a FAQ. It's about community not about giving out easy answers.
jkisha wrote:You have the choice to help or not. Still doesn't excuse being rude. Better to say nothing than to offend, and allow those more benevolent to provide an answer.
I respectfully disagree. How we conduct ourselves and the behaviors we accept or encourage will shape the community down the line. Rudeness isn't the end of the world. I'd rather risk offending someone with a snarky (yet helpful) joke than encourage people to clutter the forums with impersonal, empty questions.
jkisha wrote:I've noticed on some of your threads you have done some spoon feeding of information as well. So, I guess it really depends on what you consider spoon feeding, or possibly who is asking the question to begin with. (Based on my definition of spoon feeding.)
I'll gladly throw out additional info for anyone who I feel has made an effort
. If I see someone who legitimately needs help I will go to the ends of the earth for them. The thing is, I don't like being taken advantage of. Over the years I've learned to be wary of people who don't need help, but are just not willing to put in the basic effort to help themselves in the hopes that someone will do it for them. While I'm not accusing the OP of that, that kind of request for overly basic, highly searchable information is going in that direction, so yes, I was snarky.