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Postby LilKim » Fri May 04, 2007 11:02 pm

Many of us realize that 'visitors' are looking for answers ... and they come here because they think that we may have answers. But the thing is, we didn't learn all of this 'stuff' by being spoonfed, instead we studied memorized and figured it out. So it is REALLY unfair to you if we just give answers without encouraging you to try on your own.


biolass wrote:Wow....I hope when I post a question and ask for help understanding a 'concept' I dont get shot down....I read and reread my book and lecture notes, and notes from all kindds of websites, but its still a foriegn language to me.



The point is... if you have a homework question that you don't quite understand. You SHOULD say something to show that you've TRIED to answer the question.

For instance, if you teacher were to ask:
"what are 3 functions of the endoplasmic reticulum?"

And you were to say:
"I think the endoplasmic reticulum functions by: Providing an environment for protein folding, a location for glycosylation, and it .. provides ATP for the cell"

Someone would respond and say (somethign like...)
" Reasons 1 and 2 are correct, however ATP is 'made' by mitochondria ... An example of 3rd function could be directing and transporting proteins to other organelles or to the secretory pathways."

... there is nothing wrong with being incorrect. I make mistakes EVERYDAY, there are things that I come across EVERYDAY, that I don't understand. But, I make it a point to try to teach myself ... so that I can learn, and be better prepared in the future.
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Postby Revenged » Sat May 05, 2007 12:14 am

biolass wrote:Wow....I hope when I post a question and ask for help understanding a 'concept' I dont get shot down....


I did get shot down... When I posted a question on this website I was given some very stupid replies to my post and was rudely told that they don't answer 'homework questions'... I was very insulted by this... Never mind that I'm 21 and half way through medical school and it has been a good few many years since I've ever been set 'homework'... I found it completely patronising and it has put me off posting any of my questions in such a forum... I also find that some people here have a lot of attitude and think they are a lot more intelligent than you and then they give you extremely unhelpful replies when answering your posts - there are too many of these... The only reason I post is because there are a few nice intelligence posters (such as Darby and Dr Stein :) ) and it is hard to find active biology forums at university level... but yet, i'm put off by posting because of stupid rules and millions of unhelpful people... I mean, you've only just joined and you no doubt can see how PATRONISING people can be... :roll:... I'm just glad I'm not the only one to notice...
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Postby LilKim » Sat May 05, 2007 3:05 am

_at_ Revenged

I replied to one of your messages ... and gave you my honest opinion (with no intention of being mean or rude), and because you didn't agree with my response ... your response was full of 'sarcasm/attitude' ...

So, if you're going to give attitude ... don't complain when your receive attitude.

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Postby mith » Sat May 05, 2007 3:34 am

*sigh* comments duly noted. Hope the user experience improves.
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Postby Revenged » Sat May 05, 2007 12:07 pm

LilKim wrote:_at_ Revenged

I replied to one of your messages ...


no, you didn't...
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Postby Revenged » Sat May 05, 2007 12:07 pm

mith wrote:*sigh* comments duly noted. Hope the user experience improves.


yes, i hope so too...

but tbh i'm still put off posting any questions in this forum... especially if i'm going to be treated as though i'm a 14 year old trying to cheat on my homework...
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Postby Dustfinger » Mon May 07, 2007 9:28 am

I think that on no account people who come here for homework questions should be insulted, even if they have not tried to solve them on their own. We should encourage them gently to try to solve the problems.
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Postby Vibrio » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:46 am

What is asking a teacher after class for help? I did that a lot in high school. whatever!

Ok, I totally see your point in wanting kids to look in the text book first, I just don't necessarily agree with it. But you know, if you would just ASK them if they have tried a text book and THEN if they have you try to help them, it would be a lot better. But I have seen so many posts that are rude to the people asking! You can even see that other members feel the same way.

and don't assume that they have not looked in a textbook! ASK them first! Don't just make a post saying "Look in a text book!" What if they did? Instead say "Have you looked in a textbook for the answer? If so, what have you found? Have you found anything at all?" Now THAT would be appropriate. Sometimes, I just like to ask questions! I look up stuff on biology for fun! Its not homework, its just fun! I may go on a bio forum and ask something that sounds like a homework question, but in reality, its just me wanting some info on something I am curious about. If I got told to look in a textbook, I would think "What? I don't have a textbook! This is not my homework!"
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