in reply to Re: Beware the Trolls!
in thread Beware the Trolls!

"As is the case in so much of life, context is everything. Judgement has to enter into it. Personally, I'm inclined to run the risk of helping the lazy to avoid the risk of quelching someone's drive to learn."

I agree, actually, that of course judgement has to enter into it. I'm mostly referring to those who

In other words, yes! Use judgement and restraint.

Update: We must never "lump all academic questions into the category of trolls". But we should favor pointing posters in the right direction over completely solving problems for them.


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Or, you can
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