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Would you answer this for 2 points?

By robbinsr ·
Can someone please inform me of why their are a majority of users who feel the need to be stingy on the points. I hold on to my points in order to tempt a person into taking on my situation and possibly solving it, but when you see a question with 0 - 20 points offered. Thats a joke. You get points for answering polls. Can you answer a couple polls to knock your points up to at least 25? Personally I feel thats still an insult, but its better than 1 point.

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Would you answer this for 2 points?

by mm212 In reply to Would you answer this for ...

Mad? No I don't get mad...I just wait for a chance to get even ;^)

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by robbinsr In reply to Would you answer this for ...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried Piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieteddown. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer'sneighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds ofdirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

Remember the five simple rules to be happy
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Enjoy Your Week SHAKE IT OFF

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by jacmari In reply to Would you answer this for ...

When I first joined Tech Republic I never really knew what the points were for. So I just said 5 points. I didn't think that my question was a very technical one.

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by robbinsr In reply to Would you answer this for ...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried Piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieteddown. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer'sneighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds ofdirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

Remember the five simple rules to be happy
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Enjoy Your Week SHAKE IT OFF

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by robbinsr In reply to Would you answer this for ...

Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!! Remember: EVERYONE GETS POINTS !!!!!

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Would you answer this for 2 points?

by robbinsr In reply to Would you answer this for ...

For everyday there is a post the points are increased. For every day there is a comedic post, I feel like throwing the 50 points I gain for logging in up. Just trying to give some points to those who don't have any to use when they post a question. And if one more person insists that all I care about is points. I will have to reject you, because WHY WOULD I BE GIVING AWAY POINTS AT RANDOM IF I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT THEM. Check out my other post for 1000 + points.

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Would you answer this for 2 points?

by JustMe2007 In reply to Would you answer this for ...

Another violation of human rights! This post is the second violation of the most sacred of all principles on the planet. The first was the post about people not closing questions.

I don't see why you people can't get this. When someone offers two(or "worse", as you say, 0) points for a question, they are expressing themselves in how hey value their question. How dare you try to suppress that expression. Are you all a bunch of Nazis who must run other people's lives?

I am not saying that you are being stingy about points. That also is your right and none should question it. But don't use that right to attack another's expression of oneself.

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by robbinsr In reply to Would you answer this for ...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried Piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieteddown. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer'sneighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds ofdirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

Remember the five simple rules to be happy
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Enjoy Your Week SHAKE IT OFF

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Would you answer this for 2 points?

by James_Randy In reply to Would you answer this for ...

Rick,

Here's yet another answer to your intriguing post. As for points? I'm accumulating them so I can back up the truck and give 'em away when I upgrade to Windows XP. There are a couple of more major changes I'm planning as well, and assistancewill be very welcome. There are, as you know, quite a few knowledgeable folks lurking on this site.

The 0-10 points bothers me too. But I've noticed that TechRepublic will award 10 points for each answer even if it's 0 points offered. (At least Ithink I've noticed that.) What really chaps my ***, though, is people who post a question with a lot of points, they receive a lot of good responses, but then reject them all and close out the question.

I loved the donkey story. I'll have to remember it when my people complain about being **** on (not by me, however).

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by James_Randy In reply to Would you answer this for ...

Note to: ASyscoKid

I've got to do something to "attempt" to catch up with you. (Nonetheless, you're welcome for the points.) And also, I'm using a lot of different answers for those questions. I've got a list of at least 25. Like the one I use for those 0 points questions:

questions:http://www.techrepublic.com//forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=9572

But not to worry, I'll be giving all those points back when I start looking for answers when I upgrade our entire network & office suite to Windows/Office XP. I've just loaded the pre-release of Windows XP, and I anticipate a lot of obstacles. And based on the way you apparently get around, I'm sure we'll be chatting in the future on that very subject.

Regards,

jr

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