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Re: whats going on

From: Jim Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 14:04:52 -0500
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There is nowhere nice that doesn't have a computer.

David Lord wrote:
> Dude, this group is both optional and recreational, so unless you're here
> as community service for a hideous social crime, then how much you take part
> is entirely up to you.
> Responding is not a requirement of group access, nor even is any knowledge
> of Oracle or it's products. You seem to be suggesting that the poor hard
> done by knowledgeable group members (the few) are tirelessly working there
> arses off responding to inane questions from DBA wantabees (the masses).
> That's hogwash. If anyone feels that answering is too much or that they are
> taking the lions share of replies they seriously need a holiday. Two weeks
> somewhere nice without a computer.
> The most interesting thing to come out of this thread is not the fact the
> laziness is commonplace in the group but that certain responders seem to
> take their role a bit too seriously and have become, well, a bit arrogant.
> IMO the best method for answering questions that seem lazy, hopeless or just
> annoy you in some way is the same as when you don't know the answer. Be
> quiet and don't respond. If you however choose to point them to the
> documentation, the FAQ, tell them to get a life, or even to actually give a
> useful answer, fair enough; but don't complain about it as if someone's
> forcing you to respond. They're not.
> [Note too self - remember to indicate humour with a smiley in future]
> "Sybrand Bakker" <> wrote in message
> > On Fri, 28 Jun 2002 18:40:06 +0200, "David Lord"
> > <> wrote:
> >
> > >Oh go on, give a lazy guy a helping hand.
> > >
> > >>
> > Doing so they will *never* learn Oracle.
> > Also keep in mind that there are very few people responding here.
> > Should they waste their precious time by answering the same questions
> > over and over again? Or do you think they should stop responding to
> > those questions?
> >
> > Regards
> >
> >
> >
> > Sybrand Bakker, Senior Oracle DBA
> >
> > To reply remove -verwijderdit from my e-mail address

Jim Schneider
University of Texas at Austin
Received on Tue Jul 02 2002 - 14:04:52 CDT

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