This is a perfect example of what irritates me about so many of the questions on this list.And THIS is what I find most irritating about this list. The lack of civility is simply unconscionable. Although at least it's limited to a very, very small number of nitwits.
Better that someone is directed where to find the resolution so THEY have to do some work to solve it.See, this is the problem. This part is true. In fact, much of what you say is true, Simon. It's not the "what", it's the "how".
Then there is at least some minor hope they might LEARN from the experience instead of simply resolve, move on, and forget.But this is pointless - the sarcastic "minor hope" bilge in particular. Condescension, pure and simple.
A similar effect is found by pointing out the stupidity of certain questions.And this is out and out bullshit. As I've said before, there is absolutely no excuse for calling a question or by implication a questioner stupid. If you feel it necessary to point out that the question has been asked and answered, then do so. But please refrain from telling us how stupid people are, no matter how necessary it is to your own self-image.
It sticks in the mind (of most people) even if it also sticks in their craw. That's LEARNING!I get the idea that you were brought up in a home where you were beaten if you wet your pants. THAT'S L:EARNING!