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When Aoife loses the run of herself. [Jun. 12th, 2007|12:51 am]

So... I may have done bad things.

Backstory - there's a programming forum that I occasionally visit for shizzengiggles, and after a while the mods got pissed off with lazy folk asking for solutions to what were obviously homework assignments. So a policy was brought in.

Every so often, you get some stupid tosser complaining. I kinda lost it when I saw someone calling it gay, so I felt I should respond. However, with all the stuff in my life right now, and the fact taht it's nearly 1am, I may have lost the plot a little

This policy is not to smack people down if they're trying to get us to help with homework, it's to smack down people who are trying to get us to DO their homework, which is a very different thing.

I think there's a phrase somewhere... "Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set him on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life".

This is similar to the policy. We could give you fire, or we could set fire to you. Setting you on fire would be far more constructive, as you'd come out of it a more well-done individual, rather than just giving you fire without any effort on your part. Similarly, showing you how to think properly about how to get an answer (setting you on fire) is far more constructive than just giving it to you (giving you fire).

That's the point of the policy - I think you'll find that it is in a loving committed relationship, recognised by both the state and church, with a life assurance policy of the opposite sex, with 3 kids.


In the end, I refrained from insulting the guy's literacy or general attitude... mainly because it bordered on being an outright flame, and that's bad... mmmkay.

[User Picture]From: deadlybuzz
2007-06-12 09:35 am (UTC)
I think it's funny and articulate. Especially for a 1am-er.
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From: ryangannon
2007-06-12 10:07 am (UTC)
Aoife, my hero.
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