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I'm sure I've been "guilty" of that on more than one occassion. But I don't think that what your suggesting is the norm.
As Marina suggests, its not uncommon to need to ask for additional information
But I understand what your suggesting.
In my case I think I tend to do this when folks post questions which seem to be me to be "so far outside the box" that they are trying to get a simple "free" solution to a very complex situation.
Having been here since 1998, I don't think thats what we're about here. Thats my opinion.
We're more like that Tier 1 or Tier 2 support with even some Tier 3 now and then. But sometimes I think its important to suggest to the OP that they might wanna rethink either their approach or the solution they're trying to use to accomplish their goal
Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)
Please only respond in the Newsgroup and not directly to me, so that everyone can share the information
"Gary Karasik" <gkarasik2fea.net> wrote in message news:%23a3% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Sure, but those aren't the answers I'm talking about. The ones I'm talking
about are the ones that begin,
"Why do you want to do that?"
"What you SHOULD do is...."
"Marina Roos [SBS-MVP]" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
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> Hi Gary,
> Sometimes you have to ask even more questions to get things clear. When
> these questions are answered by the OP, it is easier to give the right
> Microsoft SBS-MVP
> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik2fea.net> schreef in bericht
> news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
>> I've been thinking about this issue. The biggest problem with answering a
>> question with a question rather than providing an answer is that within
>> NG format, a question has decreasing chance of being answered the longer
>> thread goes on. The reasons are several. For one, with a busy NG, the
>> question is moved down the list fast and disappears from sight. For
>> there is an attempt by MVPs to respond to every question; but once a
>> question has been responded to by someone, it gets less attention; people
>> on to newer, unanswered questions.
>> Getting a "Why do you want to do this response is frustrating because
>> asking questions are often need a quick response. A "Why do you want to
>> that" response can delay the needed answer for hours or even days.
>> IOW, the NG would be much more responsive if people actually answered
>> questions along with advice.
>> My suggestion then is that unless there's a policy reason not to answer a
>> question ("Hey guys, how can I cirumvent Microsoft licensing?"), answer
>> question as best we can ALONG with the attempts to enlighten?
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