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Ever Feel Like Your Question Is Being Ignored?


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#1 Monster_user

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:53 AM

Well, this is a question that was dropped out of nowhere.

Have you ever asked a question, and not gotten any replies? Do you usually get replies when you ask questions?

Now, have you ever asked a question on a subject you are highly knowledgeable about? Do you usually get replies to those questions?
Have you ever had people look at you cross-eyed for asking such a question?

It seems to me that the more I learn about a subject, the fewer people there are that can answer my questions. I also seem to have a knack for finding the difficult spots, or in the case of software, the oddest glitches. Sometimes I get stumped, and ask around various sites for ideas, or information. A lot of the time I'm left in the cold. I'm not sure if it is how I word my threads, or what.

Have you ever felt like you just can't find anybody to help with a particular question?

Edited by Monster_user, 25 May 2007 - 01:53 AM.

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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:05 AM

I'm sorry, did you say something?


I have that problem all the time, at work. I've also asked a few questions on forums and not found the answers or in 1 case, no replies at all. And I usually get a reply, even if it has nothing to do with what I asked. I figure it's my fault. It happens so often it must be the way I ask or the wording. Then I get frustrated and people think I'm upset at them.... I'm upset at myself...

Did I do a good job of 1/2 way answering your question? :thumbsup:
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#3 fozzie

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:16 AM

If I may interfere here.. The problem is that majority of all people can help you with 1st line problems. In the process of reading and learning you will be able to sort those out yourself. After that you will end up in more serious problems which you can not solve yourself and you will see in all the forums that the amount of people able to solve those is very limited ( to say the very least)

In other words the more complex the problem the less people are willing to invest time in responding to you

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

Patient walks into a doctor's office.

Patient: "Doctor, people ignore me."

Doctor: "Next!"
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#5 JohnWho

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:56 PM

Patient walks into a Psychiatrists office.

Patient: "I have a split personality, and people ignore me."

Patient: "Yeah, me too!"

Nurse says nothing.

Patient notices sign "Take a number and be seated. Numbers will be called in order."

Patient takes numbers 23 and 24.

In a few minutes, nurse calls out next number - "25".


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


#6 Monster_user

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:58 AM

LOL.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that feels this way sometimes.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

Too bad nobody's posting in this thread.

It would be an interesting topic.

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I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:41 PM

Sorry, I can't help you on this , but I know what you mean :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:37 AM

The more you know about a subject, the deeper the questions. And if it has taken you some time to get to that state of expertise yourself, then you must generally seek help from others who have taken more time, or from a someone with special insights into the subject at hand. It seems likely that these people are few in number.
A different problem arises in finding the community where such questions are meaningful; this task can be difficult in common areas, but in specialised areas, it is even more so.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 03:07 PM

A different problem arises in finding the community where such questions are meaningful;


This I know all too well. Sometimes I wish I knew less, so I would have simpler problems, ones that others could solve. But then I remember that I like a challenge.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 03:30 PM

I've delayed responding to this question overall. I've purely tried to ignore it.

But, I've found that as I've learned more, that I have delayed asking some obvious questions, as I'm scared of the answers.

One shouldn't ever be reluctant to ask any question here on the BC forums. (Hint)

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:16 PM

Well I get quick replies here. Most of them I can figure out and use. The rest I will work on. Some times I have to go back and read them over and then bingo it hits me. I get brain fade after working 50 hours a week.
P/S coffee helps.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:39 PM

I have had a question go unanswered that I have posted. I do not know if it was missed or if I was ignored or if no one could help so it did not get answered. I cannot recall the question as it was a long time ago. It happens. I did not take it personal.

*Shoulder Shrug*

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