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Telling people off who have been badly taught?

 
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Rob Camick wrote:I'm not sure what the point of your last comment was.

You have already been told the way you have been taught is wrong. You can continue the wrong way or learn the correct way but we are not going to spend time helping if you don't want to learn how to do it properly.

Did you try my earlier suggestion to click the button and see the text appear and then resize the frame to see the text disappear?

That should be evidence enough that your approach is wrong.

I suggest you need to talk to your classmates for future help because we can't possibly guess what you are being taught.



Alright mate, I don't know why you are taking issue with the guy for following the format provided by his textbook.

If his coding style offends you so much that you 'are not going to spend time helping' him, just don't reply. There is no point posting this condescending BS to someone who is a self-proclaimed beginner.

 
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Welcome to the Ranch

The phrase “condescending BS” is close to the limits of our Be Nice policy, but I think in the circumstances I shall let it stand. I can understand why you said it. Other people might have different opinions and might have deleted the post. Because it does not answer the question in the original topic, it is appropriate to have this discussion in this location.
Rob C is annoyed because
  • 1: The OP in the discussion whence I removed this post (here) has been taught incorrectly, or the book shows incorrect code.
  • 2: OP has not taken his advice.
  • The real annoyance is that OP has failed to take the advice he asked for. We are all volunteers and have a limited time at our disposal. Nobody is obliged to help anybody, and it is a courtesy for RC to give notice of that. Yes, his style is direct and abrupt, but he is presented with a beginner who isn't listening to advice.
     
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    Philip Cleary wrote:If his coding style offends you so much that you 'are not going to spend time helping' him, just don't reply.


    That would be my gut feeling as well. It smells a little like the "somebody is wrong on the internet" phenomenon, and -although it's frustrating to a more experienced developer- there is likely little point in trying to have a beginner challenge an established teaching method, low quality as it may be.
     
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