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Authored by: robg on Jan 24, '03 12:50:40PM

Here's a slightly trimmed summary (edited just to correct references to this thread) response I just emailed back...

The problem is that, despite my best efforts, I simply can't know everything about every topic. I am also not a programmer. I also can't assume a level of knowledge of the typical user -- sure, maybe I should have dug into this one a bit, but then where do I draw the line at stuff that needs further clarification? Drag and drop? Pasting icons? Explaining "cd"? But that's the beauty of the Geeklog system -- if you don't understand something, you can post a comment requesting clarification -- that's why the comment system is in place, to let everyone with differing abilities interact.

I'd love to be able to spend the time to completely edit, correct, clarify, expand, and explain every hint, but the reality is that that's just not possible if I actually want to get hints online, hold onto my day job, and spend time with the family. So I've chosen to use a system that lets the readers help clarify, correct, and expand on posted hints ...

Relative to this post in particular, I have no idea what these things are, where to look for them, or how to get them. But I also have no interest in the topic, so when I read it on the site (and I do read the site after posting the hints), I just skip it ... but if you do have interest, please, by all means, either use the author's email link (click on their name then click on Send Email) to send them questions in private, or just post your question as a comment. More than likely, someone that does know will respond and you'll have the answer you seek.


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