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That is not relevant, since Usenet is not a help-desk.
You seem to have missed the point of Paul's post, since it was not
about grammatical rules. It was Brian's post that pointed out the
grammatical rules preferred here.
Paul's post was about asking hundreds (thousands?) of people around
the world a question that is easily answered without taking up
those volunteers time. (and thereby drawing them away from helping
others who have a not-easily-found answer.)
He then went on to provide the additional "customer service" of
teaching how this question could have been answered more quickly
Learning the approach he suggested will help answer not only _this_
question, but many future questions as well.
He taught the OP how to fish rather than simply giving him a fish.
You are being disingenuous there, as we do not object to _all_ questions.
We do, however, object to answering questions whose answer is
easily answered in a standard place, such as the docs or a
We are not a "look it up for me" service, we are a "help me because
I've looked for the answer, but could not find it" service.
That's nice, but also irrelevant, since a properly quoted followup
does not meet your "entire" predicate.
A properly quoted followup would have included only enough of a
passage to indicate the context for the comment that is to follow.
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