Quote: "I think this has got a bit too "hot" when nothing nasty was meant."
I never got overly upset, just disappointed.
I am not trying to continue any disagreement or cause further trouble here, just trying to explain my position as I did in my last post when addressing the comment and question quoted.
The "Any ideas?" part of his post was taken on my part that any kind of help offered would be acceptable.
In my first response, I not only made a point to make it clear I was guessing, but also made a point to state why my guess was being made.
Only to have the logistics of my idea questioned to the point that I must have been thoughtless and even to the point of asking if I were suggesting things that I did not even say.
This may have not been intended to give offense, but was certainly not any measure of appreciation for any idea offered, and also implied that it may have caused further frustration for some reason.
I was surprised at the slap, and I did not request it or complain about his response to anyone in any way.
However, when reading it, I felt compelled to at least explain my stance pertaining to the quote given, and to make it clear that if my ideas or attempts to help are unwanted, then I will oblige to such a request.
Not in an effort to not be helpful in the future, but to make a point that any help offered, even if it doesn't resolve the issue, was being done so in a friendly gesture, and while appreciation is not expected, ridicule or persecution for not being right may leave the one trying to help ( and/or others ) in a position of not wanting to help if they know they will be questioned for their sincerity or logistics. ( a simple "No, that was not it" would suffice)
Had I said, you need to do this, or you should do this, then I would have better understood his frustration with my idea not helping, but when I had made clear it was a guess and what led me to guessing it, a response of that makes no sense seemed like an attempt to insult, especially when taken to the point of asking if I were suggesting flags that I never mentioned.
Point is, when you specifically ask for "Any Ideas?" then you may get some offered that might not be the best, but that does not mean the person's idea is stupid or not intended to be helpful, which is what his response implied.
Quote: "Can we all be a bit more accepting and helpful?"
Many times I have tried to be helpful unsuccessfully, but once in awhile I do have a good idea or suggestion that does resolve an issue someone is having.
Just one instance of being helpful makes up for countless other instances of not finding a solution, as the reward is seeing someone find a way to resolve their problem.
I am not the only one who has tried to help others and failed, and I expect no praise for success, but ridicule for trying is not going to get many offers of help from others in the future, and that was the point I was trying to get across.
Understood he is a fairly new user, and that many times text can be misinterpreted, and you all know I struggled with forum etiquette as a new user.
So while my comment of not offering help in the future may have sounded a bit harsh, believe it or not, it too was in an effort to help him.
Yes Rick, I will try to be more accepting and helpful, and I apologize if my comments made in an effort to explain my position added any fuel to the fire as that was not my intention.
Coding things my way since 1981 -- Currently using AppGameKit V2 Tier 1