Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Learning to help online

  1. Nov 28, 2012 #1
    It's harder than I thought ... haha

    It's hard to gauge how much the person knows, what strategy works on them, how much extra info they wouldn't mind hearing and using.

    Also hard to keep yourself from going in circles trying not to be redundant by explaining something in different ways.

    Also have a greater appreciation now for providing more information in my own future questions to guide the responses better.

    But it is an enriching experience! :)
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 28, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Is there a question in there somewhere or did you just feel the need to get that off your chest? :smile:
  4. Nov 28, 2012 #3
    Absolutely zero questions in there. Just venting :)


    forum feedback, as in how i have found my helping experience so far...
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  5. Nov 28, 2012 #4


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Education Advisor
    Gold Member

    The post is confusing.

    1. What are you trying to say? If you learned something about helping others, what is it that you learned?
    2. Maybe the post belongs in a different forum or board?
  6. Nov 29, 2012 #5
    I am so confusing...Good thing at least phinds was able to use his intuition. I'll be painfully explicit, structured and plain next time I would like to invite people to discussion.
  7. Nov 30, 2012 #6


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Education Advisor
    Gold Member

    Square1 learned this:
  8. Dec 1, 2012 #7
    Cute, symbol...

    It was, (quite) blatantly said afterwards it was just a declarative statement. So since it wasn't a question, I don't know why (in fact, I am just so sooooo confused......) you are trying to cite what I said about asking questions, to a scenerio where I wan't asking questions.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook