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A recent reply I sent out about Topic Deletion
« on: October 31, 2005, 02:22:52 AM »
I did delete the post. I usually don't give a reason why, because everytime I send an IM to the user they, 100% of the time, don't fix it anyways and go about continuing their bad habits. Your the first person to ever IM me about it! :)

The problem with the post were only the following 2.
1: The title was not specific. Something like "check my work or something". Titles need to be very specific, if 5 years from now, someone has a similar question about double replacement reactions and then decides to search our forum about them. Having your topic titled "check my work" will not help them find their answer.
2: As a general rule of thumb we don't like checking students answers. They are right around 60-70% of the time, and it wastes our server space and staff time to sit there and try to understand the question and then see if what you eventually did was right. We are more than happy to work with you in solving a hard problem that you can't solve, but hand-holding you through a right answer is just unnecessary.

I hope this clarifies why I deleted your post, I'm actually going to post this in the staff forum so other future users "might" read. :)

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Re:A recent reply I sent out about Topic Deletion
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 07:18:55 PM »
Mitch said
As a general rule of thumb we don't like checking students answers.

I will post in the future why I think this is unfortunate
currently I am heading to supper

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