A Help & Support Forum for Mainframe Beginners and Students
It was a completely unnecessary post without anything to add to the subject. . .
Had Enrico believed the post unnecessary, the post would not have been made. . .
There is much more to providing help/support than technical dialog.
Possibly, the most important "thing" in our profession (and many, many others) is how we communicate. In a textversation (my madeup word), there is no eye contact or body language to help. All there is is the text. Unfortunately, many things posted with good intentions are not received as intended. Sometimes people are just rude or arrogant. Sometimes they are not. The way they post (again, the language issue) can cause the post (as read by others) to be taken not as intended. . . and dialogs like this one sometimes result.
Another thing to consider, when one types for friends and relatives, they "know" the person and can better understand the intent/tone. Strangers at a forum won't have this same understanding.
Personally, i try to stay "vanilla", but i dont always succeed. . .