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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Why do you help on forums?
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Why do you help on forums? icon_biggrin.gif

Why many of you spend some of your time helping people on a forum to gain nothing in return?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Why do you help on forums?
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Anuj,

Yes, many of us assist others, but there are times when we can learn something or get an opinion of how to do it better. So, it's a two-way street, where we can all benefit....

Regards,
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To spread the joy of the 'ah-ha!' moment. I remember so well when my betters helped me. I love the feeling of learning something new, or figuring out a problem. The satisfaction of helping someone else get to that moment is a very good feeling.

I think I help a lot at the 'how do you get there from here' stage. As in, advice on how to select the right approach by examining the real requirements of the task.

I also like to help figure out abends/problems.

That's why it rankled me so much when I asked about the pop-up ads on the beginners' site and got a line about 'no such thing as a free lunch.'
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject:
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To learn new things and techniques.
Posting for a THAT feeling you get when you help a random person on the road, whom you may never meet or get anything in return, but still feeling happy afterwards icon_biggrin.gif
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Posting for a THAT feeling you get when you help a random person on the road, whom you may never meet or get anything in return, but still feeling happy afterwards icon_biggrin.gif
This reminds me of my childhood fantasy when i wanted to reach out to an unknown person on road, giving him a briefcase and whisper in his ears,"You know what to do!" and get vanished from the scene! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject:
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What's in the briefcase?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject:
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It doesn't matter; you know what to do with it.
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For the money of course.
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IDK wat briefcase does icon_biggrin.gif
I think it is a feature beyond human intelligence could understand.

Have not met anyone who actually uses that poor thing.
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Ed Goodman wrote:
What's in the briefcase?
Not sure about childhood; but now it should have "The Requirement". icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Why do you help on forums?
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Bill O'Boyle wrote:
Yes, many of us assist others, but there are times when we can learn something or get an opinion of how to do it better. So, it's a two-way street, where we can all benefit....
On a serious note, I agree with you. Though, I've been on receiving side mostly.
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I am not an expert or master on any

What I have done to improve myself is I used to search across the forums where I would get some prior experiences of others by which I have gained their experiences at very young age also there would be possibilities where we might not face them.

Experience at second hand is always better icon_smile.gif
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Akatsukami wrote:
It doesn't matter; you know what to do with it.
Perfecto!

And I thought James Bond kinda movies are having the ill effects only on me! icon_biggrin.gif
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"The Requiment", what a great line!

It reminded me of the movies where they open the case, and there is this golden light shining up, and the actor just stares in wonder. That really is what it would be like to get the actual requirements for a project.

Funny stuff right there.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Why do you help on forums?
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PeterHolland said -
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For the money of course.

Where do I signup? Must have missed the memo.... icon_lol.gif
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Because I like to be challenged.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Why do you help on forums?
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because I like to exercise my patience icon_wink.gif
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Ed Goodman wrote:
Funny stuff right there.
Without emoticons, it's tough to understand the emotions out of the words, you know.
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My aim is eventually to help others like currently the way I am getting help from others( rather experts) through this forum.So get as many as questions/complex requirments cleared and help the people (currently,like me) with the gained knowledge and keep this forum on hit list...icon_smile.gif

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Why many of you spend some of your time helping people on a forum to gain nothing in return?


In a way if you don't help you will lose your technical touch, and without helping it is very difficult to do that alone.
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Why many of you spend some of your time helping people on a forum to gain nothing in return?


I always ask for nice indian recipes.
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