Re: Help me!!!

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 04:31:23 +0000 (UTC)
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On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:00:25 -0800, onedbguru wrote:

> Apparently, he isn't much of a DBA, and has a lot more learning to do
> based on his questions and expectations that everyone else will tell him
> what is wrong.

That expectation is rather unjustified, for many reasons. Speaking only for myself, I will gladly help even a newbie, once I ascertain that the due effort is invested into problem solution. If that is not the case, few wisecracks may be delivered instead.

I am selling my knowledge, that is my bread and butter (actually, not butter, it contains fat and cholesterol). That means that trying to provide help to someone who doesn't want to do even the minimum necessary work is not only counterproductive, it also makes me look stupid because of giving away my knowledge to someone who doesn't even care enough to lift a finger.

That I don't particularly like, I find it insulting and offensive and I react accordingly. So, hope that it is possible to just dump the problem here and that some DBA geek will take of this is rather vain and plain wrong. Not only that, I'll do my best to spoil saint John's nurturing of the behavior that I consider wrong.

Received on Thu Feb 16 2012 - 22:31:23 CST

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