frankly speaking, i don't care if i am senior member or not.
if the moderators can put my tag there as "nothing" even better, then less people will have problems with what i type. post count also not important to me.
the other day i went to delete quite a number of threads that i started because i was bored.
but it was a lot, way more than this. i do think that ortega will be higher than me though, when it comes to including kopitiam posts........
van's one even better............. i think 80% of her posts in kopitiam.
i go play tennis for 3 hours and so much buzz.
i can empathize with both sides of view.
when a student in school asks a question, his teacher can't ask him to google the answer. in fact the role of the teacher is to guide the student to the answer, invoke his thought process and as jed highlighted teach him to fish so that he can fish for himself.
i think the point ts is trying to raise is perhaps the more experienced member (senior member doesn't automatically make you experience) can provide that guidance. whilst googling is good for getting answers to technical questions, it is different from a question posed in the forum where a forumer can share his experience to that of the question. dont forget sometimes it is all about the human interaction as well.
hope you guys get my points, if you answer the author bluntly, you could drive him away from CS. what does CS stand to gain? eventually, CS would lose some potentially gifted photographer in the long run. in the beginning, the person post / question might appear dump, from there, senior can open the gate and guide him through; lead him to master the art of photography..
Yea, I read in other threads before that posting in "Kopitiam" doesn't qualify in being a senior member....
A forum is a online community which involves individuals who may or may not be willing to be so patient as paid teachers to educate you on all aspects of the forum's content. If you ask the right questions as what the program said in iRobot, you'd get the desired response.