MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:
oooh points, that gamification that gives you a sense of achievement on a website. sadly it's quite a hook for newbies, but you get a lot of "trawlers" that just scrape points.
I don't care if I have a fraction of the points of most of the experts on here - I just want to help. and maybe on occasions get a bit of help or write something for the site
Ditto that. Points don't matter. Helping others matters (not to mention solving interesting problems that I wouldn't otherwise even come across) but, I have to admit, I've been skipping a lot of the one's that others have cited that fall into the general categories of not trying and arrogant entitlement.
And I love lmgtfy.com. I have to admit that I have to resist the urge to use it on the people that fit the two categories above. I also want to use the saying that might cousin uses on such people and that's "I didn't get this old being stupid but it looks like you did" . 😀
Yes, I do feel bad for people just starting out but, lordy, at least try Yabingooducklehoo first.
We had a person at my old job. She was ALWAYS on the phone. I got curious as to why and so I discreetly "hung around" for a couple of hours. She couldn't actually write a stitch of code... she was on the phone with someone that was. Why the hell our boss hired her is totally beyond me and she wasn't the only one that was seriously sub-par for the job. It's a part of what led me to quitting that job.
As the old saying goes, people don't quit jobs... they quit bosses. Being as kind as I can, if the man had two brains, he would have been twice a stupid.