"I reserve the right to answer the question the way I think that the question needs to be answered. It is that simple." "Think of me before you ask a question, Ram" I dont know who made you the God of this forum. Last time I saw it was Steve who was the moderator. If I have to ask basic questions, I think I will ask, I am sure I will find many people to answer them here. On 10/20/05, Mladen Gogala <gogala@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > On 10/19/2005 08:14:35 PM, Ram K wrote: > > > So when people who are experienced see such questions, it will be > greatly > > helpful if they can put themselves in the shoes of beginners for a bit. > > I give myself time to study concepts manual of every major version of the > database. > I am still reading books in large quantities. At the moment, I am reading > Tom Kyte's > latest book about the architecture. I have a pending CBO book, published > by Apress, > which will become available on 11/7/2005 in the queue and will probably > start reading > it on 11/9. By Christmas, I plan to finish reading another two books. > Beginner should do reading first and ask questions later. There are > questions and > there are questions. It is easy to see whether the person who asks the > question > did his or her homework. If I see a question which indicates not doing > one's homework, > I reserve the right to answer the question the way I think that the > question needs to > be answered. It is that simple. I consider doing one's homework a matter > of decency. A > beginner not doing anything to learn and asking trivial questions is just > rude and doesn't > deserve my help or even sympathy. Irony and sarcasm I can dispense at no > extra cost, no > problems there. If my time is already wasted by having to read a trivial > question, having a > little bit of innocent and harmless fun is a small price to pay. Think of > me before you > ask a question, Ram. You've gotta ask yourself one question: do I feel > lucky? > > -- > Mladen Gogala > http://www.mgogala.com > > > -- Thanks, Ram.