- Feb 18, 2022
You don't think I've already provided (more than) enough help already???
There's very little left for the OP to do themself.
Do you mean like in this thread?Well, you actually provided the final answer, along with strong method help, which removes a lot of the incentive for the OP to post back. Personally, I'd recommend that you stop short of doing this.
I know that @pka often provides the final answer. But this is usually more like an, "answer at the back of the book" (Without showing a lot of method help).
Correct ! I was just trying to prod OP to post completed solution.
I trust you mean "in your opinion".mmm4444bot and Steven G provided sufficient prodding in posts # 2 and # 3, respectively. There was no reply by the OP yesterday at
least until 6:59 p.m. There should have been no further prodding posts after post # 3 yesterday made by forum helpers, not to mention
That was after the "wait one month before posting a solution (click)" advice
You are, of course, entitled to your opinions.That was after the "wait one month before posting a solution (click)" advice
I agree that your post was very informative and would be massively helpful to someone who was struggling - I just thought the timing was a bit soon given there was no feedback from the OP and as you have said the "12cm" final answer also seemed a bit too much IMO.
You should be aware that anyone can reveal spoilers without logging in.
I'm fairly happy to go with whatever the unwritten helper rules are. I used to like it when we posted worked answers more quickly (but still using commonsense like avoiding "URGENT" questions that were obviously from an online exam , which isn't the case here )
I, personally, do not like posting complete "xeroxable" solution. I think our intention should be to encourage discovery. If we feel that a complete solution is necessary, we should make up an alternate problem and solve it completely.
These are my gentle "pontifications" - nothing is written on stone.