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09-07-2015, 12:31 AM (This post was last modified: 09-07-2015 12:32 AM by Bill (Smithville NJ).)
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(09-06-2015 06:27 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  For a first question, I would agree. For about the 15th question in 3 days, all or most of which could be answered with some research, I don't agree that this is too harsh. Sure, one could just ignore it, but I think it's more useful to both answer the question and point out general expectations here.

Bob,

I just want to make sure that I UNDERSTAND the general expectations on the HPMuseum forum.

I am expected to have totally read ALL the available manuals and that I have TOTALLY understood what was in those manuals. At that point I am allowed to post a question with the understanding that I probably have omitted to read one of the many obscure documents that is available somewhere on the web that has the answer to my question. I should also expect to be chastised for not doing 100% due diligence - since by doing so I am consuming useless bandwidth, polluting the forum with useless questions, annoying other forum members, etc.

I am obviously being facetious here, but it does beg the question - how much knowledge should be assumed of a new user of a calculator before we chose to publicly chastise them for their lack of "general expectations."

From my point of view, many times an "in the manual" question results in a dialog in the forum that leads to a very interesting discussion on other aspects of the "in the manual"question. The end result is that I learn new aspects that I never was aware of.

Let's not discourage people from posting. I appreciate ALL questions, since I have done my fair share of posting what many felt was "in the manual" questions.

I have to admit that I am a member of another forum where I was attacked for stupid, irritating questions. And I have to admit, I am now very timid about posting in that forum.

I sincerely hope that Tigger will not become timid to post in the HPMuseum. Please remember that we ALL were new to a particular calculator and that we all expressed excited interest in how to use it. Let's not discourage that new owner excitement.

Bill
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rad, grad, deg - tigger - 09-06-2015, 03:45 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - rprosperi - 09-06-2015, 04:50 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - ijabbott - 09-06-2015, 05:10 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - rprosperi - 09-06-2015, 06:27 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Massimo Gnerucci - 09-06-2015, 07:41 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - brickviking - 09-06-2015, 08:57 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Bill (Smithville NJ) - 09-07-2015 12:31 AM
RE: rad, grad, deg - matthiaspaul - 09-07-2015, 12:03 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Joe Horn - 09-10-2015, 09:46 AM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Brad Barton - 09-10-2015, 02:22 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - tigger - 09-06-2015, 06:29 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Brad Barton - 09-07-2015, 02:06 AM
RE: rad, grad, deg - rprosperi - 09-07-2015, 02:28 AM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Bill (Smithville NJ) - 09-07-2015, 02:27 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Allen - 09-07-2015, 02:30 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - brickviking - 09-07-2015, 08:38 PM
RE: rad, grad, deg - Skyblues - 09-08-2015, 01:39 AM



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