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Students: we don't mean to be mean

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Students: we don't mean to be mean

robo_dev
If you are an IT student and you are 'stuck' on an issue, say so.

Please do not try to pretend that your textbook scenario, or even worse, your cut-and-pasted homework problem is a real-world issue or problem. You will get, at best a grudging and limited response, but more likely you will get a snarky lecture on the benefits of doing your own homework.

I was a student once (ages ago), and know it's not all fun.

A couple of requests though:

1) Use Google. Do not ask really basic questions like what Ping is, or what DNS is. Show us that we're helping you, not doing your work for you.

2) Think. Try to solve most of the problem, and ask about the finer points. There are many ideas that work great on paper, yet fail miserably in the real world.

Cheers
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    jck

    Who PM'ed you a stupid question? :^0

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    that the majority of us can see right through all that text and recognize the fact that it's homework

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    jck

    I'm too dumb :^0

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    markp24

    I love to try and help people like the rest of everyone here, but i have to admit, i do get insulted when somone posts question that obivously a test book question, or how to hack into a computer, etc. If they say, hey guys, i have a tough homework question, can you give me some pointers, i would definitley assist, propably inadvertely answer it for them...lol

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    JamesRL

    I mean to be mean.

    If someone states; here is the question, here is what I found through research, but I don't understand X, I'd be happy to help.

    But these young whippersnappers alsways seem to just want the answer, not the knowledge. That isn't healthy IMNSHO.

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    CharlieSpencer

    You're going to be miserable if you get a job in IT. The old saying was that whatever you learned in freshman year was obsolete when you graduated. Now it's more like obsolete halfway through your junior year. This field is too dynamic to expect to be professionally successful if you don't keep up. None of us can do it on our own any more, but you've got to demonstrate you've made an effort. Tell us what you've tried, what didn't work, what might have made a difference.

    If you don't truly enjoy the research and problem solving that your homework involves, you need to seriously consider another field of study. I don't want to discourage anyone; I want to keep you from wasting time on a career choice that you won't enjoy.

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    .Martin.

    what's DNS?

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    .Martin.

    I googled it, but didn't believe what it said.

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    AnsuGisalas

    I guess answering "Dubious Noodle Sandwich" on the test was a bad move...

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    NexS

    What is DNS, and how is it used in corporate networks?
    Explain why it is vital in the ongoing workability of wide networks such as the 'World Wide Web'.

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    .Martin.

    if you do some research first, sure, we can help. but the idiots that think we are going to do their homework for them, need a slap over the head.

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    NexS

    Is why they would sign up on Tech Republic (or any other forum, for that matter) JUST to post their curretn case study in the Q&A, when they could get more situation relevant and quicker answers from their peers and/or lecturers.

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    CharlieSpencer

    and not need to sign in at all.

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    CG IT

    and not going to waste time on senarios, really basic computer related questions or consumers looking for freebies or those with nothing else better to do but ask questions and see which one is fool enough to answer

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    jck

    Who PM'ed you a stupid question? :^0

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    that the majority of us can see right through all that text and recognize the fact that it's homework

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    jck

    I'm too dumb :^0

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    markp24

    I love to try and help people like the rest of everyone here, but i have to admit, i do get insulted when somone posts question that obivously a test book question, or how to hack into a computer, etc. If they say, hey guys, i have a tough homework question, can you give me some pointers, i would definitley assist, propably inadvertely answer it for them...lol

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    JamesRL

    I mean to be mean.

    If someone states; here is the question, here is what I found through research, but I don't understand X, I'd be happy to help.

    But these young whippersnappers alsways seem to just want the answer, not the knowledge. That isn't healthy IMNSHO.

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    CharlieSpencer

    You're going to be miserable if you get a job in IT. The old saying was that whatever you learned in freshman year was obsolete when you graduated. Now it's more like obsolete halfway through your junior year. This field is too dynamic to expect to be professionally successful if you don't keep up. None of us can do it on our own any more, but you've got to demonstrate you've made an effort. Tell us what you've tried, what didn't work, what might have made a difference.

    If you don't truly enjoy the research and problem solving that your homework involves, you need to seriously consider another field of study. I don't want to discourage anyone; I want to keep you from wasting time on a career choice that you won't enjoy.

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    .Martin.

    what's DNS?

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    .Martin.

    I googled it, but didn't believe what it said.

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    AnsuGisalas

    I guess answering "Dubious Noodle Sandwich" on the test was a bad move...

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    NexS

    What is DNS, and how is it used in corporate networks?
    Explain why it is vital in the ongoing workability of wide networks such as the 'World Wide Web'.

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    .Martin.

    if you do some research first, sure, we can help. but the idiots that think we are going to do their homework for them, need a slap over the head.

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    NexS

    Is why they would sign up on Tech Republic (or any other forum, for that matter) JUST to post their curretn case study in the Q&A, when they could get more situation relevant and quicker answers from their peers and/or lecturers.

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    CharlieSpencer

    and not need to sign in at all.

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    CG IT

    and not going to waste time on senarios, really basic computer related questions or consumers looking for freebies or those with nothing else better to do but ask questions and see which one is fool enough to answer