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Doesn't Work...

It’s naturally fun to help people. Whether it’s recognition, respect, or moral satisfaction, helping people just makes us feel good. But there’s one thing that ticks me off.

"It doesn’t work"

Well, alright. That’s good to know. It doesn’t work. We need to try something else. But seriously, when somebody’s trying to help you, you should at least give them an intelligible response.

Instead of simply saying "It doesn’t work", you should be specific and give details on why you think it doesn’t work. Tell the helper what happens instead of "it" working. Simply hearing "It doesn’t work" gives the helper absolutely no leads for a solution. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if everyone feels like this, but I wish the world would stop responding with only "It doesn’t work".

An example:

potette007 5:50 pm
roger
whats wrong with this?
public boolean lessBy10(int a, int b, int c) {
int d = (a-b);
int e = (b-c);
int f = (a-c);
if(d<0)
{d=d*(-1);}
else if (e<0)
{e=e*(-1);}
else if (f<0)
{f=f*(-1);}
if(f>=10||e>=10||d>=10)
{return true;}
return false;
}
rogerphp 5:51 pm
what?
uhh
get rid of the () around a-b first of all
potette007 5:51 pm
mhm
rogerphp 5:52 pm
and d*(-1)
d*-1 is fine
same thing with e and f
otherwise, it should work
potette007 5:52 pm
still doesnt work
rogerphp 5:52 pm
o_o

Yeahh.. great. Thanks for all that useful information. Now I’m thinking: Does the answer come out wrong? Does the program give an error? If so, what does it say?

Yeahhh.. there’s my rant for today.


-Roger

Here’s my awesome picture for today:

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(Walnut’s new multi-million dollar football field...)

3 CommentsAdd one

ShruTi
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:48:39 GMT

Woah...I completely agree with your opinion Roger because I hold the same but I find it very hard to make others understand :(

miisty
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:26:18 GMT

OH NO! when i comment, the page refeshes and the music stops! ><

miisty
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:25:49 GMT

LOL “it doesn’t work”...

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