I'm pretty sure I've ranted about this before but does it bother anyone else that when someone is looking for an answer to a problem such as an error message on their camera's monitor or a malfunctioning camera and many fixes are suggested that that person never comes back to let anyone know if any of the suggested fixes worked? I think when people try to help someone who has a problem most of them would like a follow up not looking for a huge thank you or a pat on the back but just out of curiosity. If one of the suggestions didn't work and blew their camera up I bet we would get a follow up.
It's a lost cause. My opinion, the internet is an instant gratification tool for a lot of people these days.
I have a problem, I search Google and either get the answer I want or it leads me to the forum du jour'. I ask my question, usually a well established person answers and I'm on my way, probably never to visit again.
It is what it is.........
Why are the pictures square if the lens is round? - Steven Wright
Its a long standing issue and one that's been remarked about cyclically many times....without any solutions but moreso the inevitability of "that's how people are" nowadays. I don't mind the non response to a quick answer....not much lost there. However, when I do spend the time trying to answer with a more comprehensive response and typically one that requires some fact checking research, I am reminded that "never spend more than you're willing to lose". For more tenured members, the investment of time is worth it, but that's how we get a rap as "good old boys".......but so be it.
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I think what bothers me more is when someone asks for advice, is asked follow-up questions by other members and never responds.
It's rude to ask for advice or help, get it and never offer an acknowledgment. The anonymity of the internet makes it too easy for people to be rude without any consequences.
Russ is right in that this is a re-occurring issue but I am glad that we let it pass and continue to offer help to others regardless of any acknowledgment.
does it bother 7-11 if you only stop there once to buy a cup of coffee while you are on the way to a vacation?
The well of information should have no feelings.
Mischance nothing, thus idle woe...
Photography is not about how much camera you bring to the shoot.
It is the internet, and people are generally ignorant and rude, so why waste emotional energy on something you simply cannot control?
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four beauts in a lulu,
eight lulus in doozy,
and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.
Nobody knows how many humdingers are in a lollapalooza.
Hmmm.... Really? It bothers you that folks drop by with a question and never say thanks? I guess what bothers you is based on why you are here.
I am not here to be the authority on anything. Sure, I try and answer questions and give my opinion, but I by no means think I am the end all be all of photography information.
I am here (in no particular order) to increase my knowledge, share with online friends and acquaintances, share what little knowledge I have, and to waste time here than in other places.
I have never even once thought about a one post wonder in a way that elicits an emotional response.
Just me, I guess.
What bothers me most is when people misquote me such as you did. I did not say it bothers me when people do not come back to say thanks. As a matter of fact I said just the opposite. I said I would appreciate it if they would follow up to let us know if any of the suggestions worked or what they found to be the problem. I don't give that many suggestions because I know there are many, many others on this board more knowledgeable than I so I'm not necessarily speaking of only when "I" give suggestions. Reread my original post and and please stop twisting around what I said.
I was raised to have good manners. I think people should say thank you or should let you know if your suggestion helped. I believe that it's just the right thing to do. Does it bother me when they don't? No, because I've learned to have low expectations. It's the low expectations that bother me.