Jeff Moden wrote: Grant Fritchey wrote:
So I post a comment over at DBA Stack Exchange, because I know what I'm posting isn't an answer. I get dinged for it because it almost reads like an answer, so I should post it as an answer.
Too many rules.
Too many moderators trying to collect points or 3 pointing the stripes on their sleeves (you know what that means being Ex-Nav yourself) is the real problem on those "flavor" of sites.
Dinged? Hey Grant, I just asked you politely not to post answer-type content in comments, but to put it in an answer instead. I pointed you to our meta policy discussion on the issue in case you were interested in learning why we want people to do that. People who only occasionally post on Stack Exchange aren't always fully aware of the local norms, and may be used to a different style.
You replied, "Sorry @PaulWhite. I really didn't feel like that was a valid answer to the question. Apologies.". It seems that response was not fully genuine, based on your comment here. You have several ways open to you to contact me publicly or privately. I had no idea you were so upset.
Jeff, I'm not about points (I give most of mine away) or "3 pointing stripes", whatever that means. Somewhat like yous here, I donate my time to help people and to improve the whole-of-life usefulness of the resource I choose to contribute to. Yes there are rules, but we try to keep them to a minimum and they exist for what we think are good reasons. You may disagree, and that's fine.