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    Hi there.

    Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me on this board; it has been much appreciated. There is one point I would like to bring up however, and I think it is important to note.

    From personal experience, both on this board and other maths boards, when I pose a question with a specific way I need to answer it, a lot of people tell me to do it a different way. Now I appreciate the need to show simple ways of doing things, however if someone has given specific instructions (for example I asked in my last post for an induction answer as I am studying induction) and someone completely ignores the question, it can be extremely frustrating. It can also be hurtful as, on other boards, I have actually had very patronising and insightful replies. I think a lot of people need to watch their tone when answering questions and try to remember that not everything was second nature to them from birth.

    It is kind and thoughtful to help others with problems, but not to the detriment of their confidence or for boosting ego.

    Thank you for reading this.
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    This problem has been noted before. Some threads start with a simple question then someone deviates it by talking about something more advanced that relates to the question and everyone forgets the original question.

    I think this is OK but only if the OP's question has been answered how they like it. It may be useful for the OP to show them a different method or share some further knowledge on the topic but only if the OP is satisfied that their question has been answered.
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    Yes I agree.
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