Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Know what? I do apologize for that. Seriously. I guess I really do have to get off this kick of thinking that people are smart enough to research stuff on their own. I've been fighting it for years and nothing's changing.
In the future, I'm going to have to accept that some people care enough to ask questions but don't care enough to find out the answer. That just goes against how I was raised, so my replies tend to be, what, sharper than they should be, I guess.
Again, I am
sorry. This isn't meant as a joke at all, though it's possible to read it as one.
It's not about whether people can work out things for themselves, the forums aren't a service for people to go for help and advice, they are there for discussion, chat, a bit of banter and the sort of help that you might offer where where you can without needing to get on your high horse.
In this thread someone replied to one of your comments and said "There is an application from apple that allows you to make your own USB after buying Lion from the app store." to which you replied "Never said there wasn't". That person wasn't disagreeing with you, wasn't putting you down, wasn't doing anything other than adding to the conversation, and it was the first time in the discussion that the recovery tool had been brought up. But you managed to turn that into a personal slight.
Someone followed up the comment with "Why not share with us what it is called and where we can find it?", which was a bit rude to be fair, something like "I didn't know that, can you tell me more" might have been better, but you then reply to that with nothing more than a cropped screenshot with nothing more than an Icon and the name underneath, which adds precious little to the conversation. For good measure, you throw in an insult telling someone to stop posting and calling them a fool.
Then someone calls you out on your attitude.
Now, you can defend this all you like with your "people are too stupid to research things for themselves", but the primary issue is one of attitude, not knowledge. No-one asked anyone to do anything for them because they couldn't be bothered, or were too stupid, but you seem to be above joining in in a social manner and merely want to promote your lofty ideals on how everyone should post in a way that meets your own exacting standards which you don;t even adhere to yourself.
Just my 2p.