Rainer Brockerhoff used to tell that being clueless makes you get no answers for your questions. In the beggining, I didn’t understand why. Today I’ve finally figured out what a true clueless person is. And I’m talking about a person who has this word tattooed in her forehead.
trying to get some good reputation answering questions on Stack Overflow and a guy asked a question about getting information displayed in a custom way on a UITableViewCell. I told them to subclass it and add four UILabels to it. Problem solved, right? Wrong! The guy asked how they should do that. Well folks, I’m not sure if I’m talking about a guy who doesn’t know how to do that. What I know is that they wanted me to do the entire work for them, so they would just copy and paste the code and it would work like a magic. Yes, magic! No work at all. “Let me just get someone to do the work for me”.
Yeah guys, this is THE way to not get your questions answered. When asking something, try to learn from your question. Trying to get other people to do the work for you will not work. I recomend this great article by Matt Gemmell.
Rainer, you were right.