Compleltely agree. For basic questions that show no interest or effort, I refer users to sites like elance.com.
When a user comes to a free site with a laundry list of items that they need "right away" or to "impress their boss" then I usually leave that community when this becomes too common.
I get way too upset to stay...
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM, Abhijit Sarkar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> During the time I've been on this mailing list, which is not long, I've
> seen some very complex questions and some, lets just say, not so complex
> ones. IMHO, when a question is sent to a large mailing group like this, the
> author should demonstrate some reasonable troubleshooting effort. It'd be
> nice to see what've they done before they sent out an email to hundreds, if
> not thousands, of people. This, as we all know, is a purely volunteered
> group. The folks on this list seem to be very helpful and I've not seen
> them coming down hard on anyone. However, from my experience with some
> major Internet forums, Oracle, JavaRanch or Spring Framework forums for
> example, it is only a matter of time before the experts find themselves in
> a pile of questions and wouldn't be able to help those that really need
> What do you think?