MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:
Just a thought,
every post I've replied to in the last few weeks has had updates and new info from pretty much the same bunch of people on here.
Grant, Jeff,KTFlash, Jonathan AC Roberts and a few others.. but the original posters often don't re-engage with the conversation when we open up a dialogue and give them the answer on a plate.
Am I the only one thinking that we need some fresh blood throwing solutions around?
Bring 'em in!
Hopefully shedding more light than heat, I think most of the time, the OP either has their answer, and disappears until next time. Or, when the answer is not "hit magic button X, which fixes all the things" they lose interest. Lots of people seem to be caught way over their heads. If stuff isn't an instant, abiding fix, but rather, a request for lots more information or a suggestion that they need to literally change what they're doing (which, let's face it, most people can't, won't, don't want to, or have been forbidden from even suggesting), they leave. There are lots of places. I saw the exact same question from someone appear on Quora, where I answered it. Then here, where I answered it (the same way) and asked if they posted on Quora. Then I saw the same question appear on Stack Overflow. My answer was not push button x, so they went shopping to find that answer (they never did of course).
This isn't a "kids these days" situation. I'm pretty sure most of the people we engage with are our age (not yours, Jeff). They're just utterly overwhelmed and are seeking instant answers, not deeper learning and understanding.
However, if you think new voices is the answer, hell, let's hear 'em. I'm all in on that. I skip some questions just because I feel like, I've answered that one three times this week. We could use new voices. The more the merrier. I always encourage engagement at places like this. It's a great way to build expertise & knowledge. I'd say this is especially true here at SSC where we are, mostly, quite kind about it all (we fail sometimes, oh well, keep trying).