|The direct link is a redirection which will become useless if the original site goes down.|
Somehow, repeating one side of an argument enough times invalidates any prior refutation.
|I can solve this real fast.|
Oh? By presenting one side of an argument?
I claim that I am giving an answer
by posting a link to the answer
You're telling me that my response is illegitimate. And I have no right to be annoyed that user is unwilling to click and read a link.
As already noted above by Disch
, it is often patently obvious that user didn't even bother to read it. The proof is in the pudding: after a cut-and-copy
of the link's text, user is satisfied with the answer!
I'm here to help people who want to learn. And I have no obligation to pander to anyone else, or to have nice feelings about it. So you
suck it up.
|Makes no sense to me, this is like being annoyed by drunks and then going to work in a bar.|
The bar isn't the only place you'll find drunks. I live on a road with several liquor stores. I hate them. It's scary the way some people drive in and out of them. And I have every right to be annoyed by their behavior.
So, how does this argument relate, again?
|Either giving or not giving the answer can be a valid approach depending on the situation or setting.|
|A person who really wants to learn will learn even if they are given the answer.|
Hmm, true point, that.
Doesn't mean I'm going to start posting straight-up answers. My experience has taught me that people are much more reward by working for it than to otherwise. And I try very hard to pay attention to how much is too much or too little.
It's still annoying when someone else just posts an answer under you. Especially when that answer has other (not necessarily related) issues that I don't think newbie needs to be taught.
| Truly sad to see three pages of experienced programmers arguing over something so stupid and pointless as giving beginners answers.|
When experienced people argue something, that usually means something important lies underneath. It is foolish to discount it as nonsense.