Thursday, April 26, 2007

Questions Answers and then Questions i.e etiquette

Reading Tom Kyte's   Post   and  This Post  and  This Post  . It seems to be a common Theme for the last couple of days.

I have also noticed not only  technet(OTN). but on a lot of mailing lists  this being  a common theme .

People are taking the fact that people respond for granted and try to resolve an issue by using other people's advice without even looking at the fact that the advice is sound or not.

The sheer volume of mail on a lot of mailing lists including but not limited to oracle-l seems to  on topics like can someone tell me how to export a table  or  i want to install RAC  . More how to Questions are popping up everyday.

though i do not oppose asking How-TO questions . That is how i learned  during my DBA career. But what we did was read the oracle Manuals and try ot understand and then ask a how to question.

I still believe Oracle Manuals are really well written and have more than enough information for us to find  info about  a feature or a task.

Yeah asking questions is good but i believe asking questions just to save one's self  the hassle of looking it up is just plain wrong.

A Answer is much better understood if the person who is asking the question has done  the basic analysis.

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