I’ve read this conversation and being a newbie who joined this site for advice I get in way where @karenmh is coming from.
You girls who all seem to know each other or have chatted on here often come across a bit clicky. Not wishing to offend but it takes courage to ask and break into a clique don’t you think?
the girl asked a genuine question and is obviously trying and doesn’t want to shout out to the world she’s dyslexic and don’t think the answer she got was any way helpful.
I get you don’t want to do anyone’s homework but there is a huge difference in teaching standards everywhere and some of us are not fortunate to have the fountain of knowledge some of you guys have at hand. Online learning, learning what other people’s knowledge of the subject is, fact gathering from different sources all helps especially when you are dyslexic so you can build a good understanding. You then go on to chat about covid and the effects it’s had on you but it exactly that reason this girl is on here asking questions - not that she is ill but Covid is probably why this girl is struggling - remote learning is hard! It effects everyone in different ways
I think personally I’d be jumping through hoops to help her if I had the knowledge not her having to jump through hoops for me to help her - it looks a little bit condescending.
Are we discussing different threads here? I can't see how our replies to her first or second thread were a closed door.I have read her messages and don’t think she was being rude at all - she asked politely on her first message and her second was a simple question.
I’ve read the reply she got and from an educational point of view the reply was a closed door not an open one - there was no investigative/leading questions. It was blunt. Not helpful.
I'm pretty sure you are deliberately trying to muddy the waters in an attempt to justify your responses, or deliberately ignoring fundamental parts of the conversation.Yes I get you’ve all been here for a long long time and that’s what I meant when you all come across as a clique. Now reading that message @Bel's Gels you just come across as the mean girls that everyone needs to earn respect from and that’s also what I meant by condescending @Trinity
new people should be welcomed with open arms - lets face it they don’t need to be on here they can go to Facebook insta YouTube and get great advice and education.
I have read her messages and don’t think she was being rude at all - she asked politely on her first message and her second was a simple question.
I’ve read the reply she got and from an educational point of view the reply was a closed door not an open one - there was no investigative/leading questions. It was blunt. Not helpful. I’ve read that this site is not airyfairy lovey dovey as on Facebook and you will be blunt in your reply yet you don’t seem to like it when someone is just as blunt back.
What is this site for but to share knowledge anyway? And if your this site sharing your knowledge it should be shared equally to everyone right? Whatever stage in their career.
Is there a site rule that this girl is breaking by asking for help on her assignment? Or is it you guys setting that rule? Just curious.
And if anyone knew anything about dyslexia asking for their thoughts @Trinity doesn’t help. My sons dyslexic. It’s a processing issue - your brain scrambles the information so it’s not easy to relay thoughts. It’s Frustrating for that person. changing your delivery in your answers overall would help- asking targeted questions, more questions with a yes or no answer, not too open ended.
im pleased @NailsbyMF has answered her question and as you can see she replied and was very grateful
A lesson learned there I think