Should there be a stupid questions forum?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cork_ie, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. cork_ie

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    AAC is a wonderful asset and is a great place to learn and share ideas and ask questions.Most posters are very helpful and always ready to give their time and share their vast knowledge. Probably 99% + of the posts are serious, where the user has some idea what he wants and makes some effort to explain what he/she is hoping to achieve.
    However there are the occasional posts that amaze me, such as "what value resistor should I use with my LED",or "How do I make a battery charger" with no details of the circuit, no schematic, no parameters, no essential information & often accompanied by appalling spelling.
    Should these have a special forum all of their own -"The stupid questions Forum"
     
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  2. Georacer

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    And acknowledge their place in the world? I don't think so...
     
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  3. amilton542

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    Well, you've just posted in it; you tell me.

    What a beautiful definition.

    Wonderful isn't it.

    If you look at your keyboard very carefully, there is somethin' called a rectangular "space-bar". Believe it or not this can seperate paragraphs.

    Join the club, I learn something new everyday.


    Maybe, just maybe, the remaining 1% are only in need for a point in the right direction.
     
  4. amilton542

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    I'm confused. There are members who are only in need for a point in the right direction; that's it.
     
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  5. justtrying

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    You mean stupid questions like when you meet someone in a movie theater and they ask you "Hey, what are you doing here?"

    Questions you described are incomplete due to lack of understanding. Their authors deserve the help that can be offered by more knowledgeable members.

    On a more serious note, I've seen a few posts that were never followed up by the OP because they get overwhelmed with demands for schematics etc. in a language that can be a bit harsh. Pretty sure that is how Socrates met his end ;)

    p.s. why should I use a resistor with my LED, it works without it :eek:
     
  6. Georacer

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    The space bar cannot separate paragraphs, only words. That's the job of the "enter" button.

    Judge and you shall be judged.:p
     
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  7. BSomer

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    It can if you hold it long enough... :D
     
  8. loosewire

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    Without dumb questions,you would have dumber people,that makes you

    a little smarter. How does that feel,do you feel smater.
     
  9. takao21203

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    STUPID.

    Poll: Is this post stupid?

    A. Yes
    B. No

    There should be a category for bad posts, mainly covering posts with bad subject lines.
     
  10. loosewire

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    A tie post check the time moderator,has there ever been a tie post 4:32 am

    twice. Loosewire was first by seconds as always.
     
  11. loosewire

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    All my post are stud'pin'tus.
     
  12. cork_ie

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    I don't know what type of screen or browser you are using , but I see three separate paragraphs on mine!!

    I don't think any reasonable person would confuse posts by people looking for a point in the right direction with the kind of posts I am talking about.
     
  13. Wendy

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    Hmmm, possibly the humor is gone?

    I don't mind stupid questions, like farts it is better to get them out of the way so the serious business of learning can begin.
     
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  14. cork_ie

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    I tend to agree, a few posters would make great Tabloid editors where the headline has very little to do with the subsequent article.
     
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  15. MrChips

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    A "stupid" question is only stupid to one who knows the answer and not to the person asking the question.
     
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  16. tracecom

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    I guess you are right. Of course, it still embarasses me when I ask a question, someone answers it, and then I realize how stupid it was.
     
  17. BMorse

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    Now there are 2 questions......:rolleyes:
     
  18. chrissyp

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    lets face it we are all at differing skill levels and a stupid question to the more skilled may be a reasonable question to a novice,but a stupid question , sometimes deserves a stupid answer but not always ,remember a stupid question is far less expensive than a stupid mistake.
     
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  19. amilton542

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    It looks like I've been hit with an arrow. Oh don't worry, it will take more than that to put me to sleep. (yes I did mean the enter button)
     
  20. maxpower097

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    bad post testing.
     
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