10-07-2001, 11:06 AM
Its nice to know that I am regarded by new coders to be an expert at VB. I have noticed lately I am getting quite a few Personal Messages (PMs) from this forum from individual people asking for help. I take it as a compliment that they would choose to ask me personally, but what I can't understand is why they don't post their questions on the forums. Today, I open a message and the guy wants me to Email him to help him out, which I am not going to do. I am just wondering if anyone else gets this from new board members, and if so, what do you do? Should I PM them back or should I help them, or should I do what I have been doing so far and deleting such messages?
I hope I am not alone in this, but it seems stupid to ask one person when you can publicise your problem and get the opinion of a hundred people.
10-07-2001, 11:20 AM
The same thing happens to many of us. Unless it is a specific question
that doesn't really apply to the whole forum, I am starting to direct them
to post their questions on the forum. It can be overwhelming at times.
I think therefore I am... sometimes right. images/icons/wink.gif
10-07-2001, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I've had this as well, although oddly one person who PM'd me also posted in the forum with the same question. God knows why.
10-07-2001, 01:18 PM
I agree with Thinker. If the question relates directly to my expertise and is clearly a post directed at me, I will always answer it. However, if I feel its a spam (mainly because I've seen the exact same post on the forum), thats been sent out to many ppl, I will request that the person doesn't spam me or anyone else, and perhaps answer them.
Or at worst I'll give them links to search under...
"How are we to learn, if those that know will not teach... ?" - Me.
10-07-2001, 03:25 PM
I blessedly recieve relatively few PMs.
Perhaps its my snotty attitude that scares them away. If so, good! The ones I do recieve, I usually answer with attitude images/icons/wink.gif.
Hey, its me! Talk to The Hand!
<font color=purple>* The_Hand chuckles</font color=purple>
<font color=green>All your code are belong to us...</font color=green> images/icons/tongue.gif
10-08-2001, 09:32 AM
Unless I specifically request a PM from them, or it's somehow unrelated to the forum, I use a form reply to use the appropriate forum. I do the same with sales calls, "add me to your do not call list, goodbye". :)
HOOOaaaaa! Semper Fi!
10-09-2001, 05:31 AM
i also get a lot of PM, i try to help them the most i can and i tell them to also post in the forum.
I'll be amongst the best any minute now !