Aldric Giacomoni wrote:
> Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
>> Gui Djos wrote:
>> [...]
>>>  I should point out, mr. Koser, that your attitude does nothing but 
>>> discourage new programmers from learning Ruby. In that sense, as highly 
>>> as you may think of yourself, you act as a negative force in the 
>>> community. You pull it backwards, which, if my impressions on Ruby's 
>>> philosophy are correct, is, to say the least, "very crappy". 
>> 
>> I gave you help and encouragement to use the Ruby language better.  I 
>> don't know why you're responding this way.
> 
> Because people hate being told they are morons! :-)

True.  I didn't think I was doing that.

[...]
> With all due respect to both Matz and you, I believe he has more 
> important things to do than police/moderate this forum/mailing list. 

I think so too. :)

> Gui 
> is right, and your tone in your original response was very harsh and 
> condescending. I do believe it was not meant to be, but that is how it 
> came across.

It was not meant to be, and I apologize if it came across that way.

[...]
>>>  It's not like you ran the code anyways. I thought the error was 
>>> obvious: the radices found are incorrect (they're not radices to the 
>>> function). 
> 
> Wait.. Mathematics? Why would I worry about that? I have _computers_ who 
> give me the _right_ answer! :p Gui, what's obvious for one person isn't 
> obvious for someone else.. :)

Exactly. :)

> 
>> 
>> Tip for the future: if you post here (or in any similar forum) and just 
>> say "it doesn't work", people are not going to be particularly willing 
>> to help you.  If you get an error, always describe it.
> 
> At this point, it's customary to link to ESR's "how to ask smart 
> questions", isn't it? :)

I thought about doing that...

Best,
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