I am a little upset with my recent treatment on this forum. I had one question put on hold. I do not know why, I received some boilerplate about not being off topic because it was not or no longer reproducible.
That just seems pretty lazy to me. Tell me what you encountered when you tried to reproduce it, Just an easy sentence or two. Or ask for clarification. Do not just shoot it down under the assumption that I am an idiot asking a dumb question and wasting your time, which is what it felt like.
So I took my licks and reposted with some additional data and also responded to the hold best I could. In my experience with Stack Overflow when a question is tagged it is effectively dead, never to live again so there is no reason to edit. I reposted.
Someone then tagged the new post duplicative. Yes, yes it was. This person obviously did not read and understand either post fully. So I edited the post to point this out and ask that it not be marked such as asked not to be treated like a child.
Obviously this was taken well because my post was deleted very soon after. Sorry if that was petulant, I do not respond to contempt well.
I work very hard on my forum posts, re-examining my problem, trying to frame it in a way than can be duplicated and probably spend far too long crafting them. I can't claim to always be successful, but I do try. When I ask for help, I do not take it for granted, I do not just blow off some text in 10 seconds and move on.
When I answer another's query, I take it just as seriously.
If you believe I made a mistake by reposting rather than editing, say THAT.
So please communicate better, it is MUCH more helpful than some boilerplate. And please understand that people may make some mistakes. Please be patient and help us be better.