Thom A wrote:
I suspect that they are someone who is way in over their head, and uses places such as here to "do their job".
Just to be a contrarian, I'm ok with that.
Eventually, they won't be over their head and, maybe (maybe not), they'll remember all the help they got here and they'll pay it forward. I want to help, especially the people that are utterly lost.
Yeah, far too many are jerks about it. I even have a couple of people who are treating me as free consulting (believe me, I cut that down pretty hard in email & DMs). I've even had someone get extremely angry when I wouldn't, for free, on my own time, go through their 5,000 line pile of crap T-SQL and, not simply identify issues, but fix it fore them. I was called names because I wouldn't just freely do hard, long, painstaking, work.
However, those are the exceptions. Most of the rest are grateful, even if they say nothing. So, I keep answering questions, even though they're frequently the same question. I want to help.