jakeshoe said:I quit giving tech help online unless it's a customer.
The forums have changed over the years and not for the better.
Maybe you guys can breathe some life into it....
Marv D said:I don't blame you Jake,, People wanting free help and advice, then turn around and spend their money on your competition. It can be frustrating. You just have to look at it as exactly what it is,, a free online open forum where personalities and egos get in the way of offering help to someone that is in a pinch (and may be totally unappreciative of the effort)
It's no different than stopping and helping that old guy on the side of the road that looks overheated, frustrated, and in a world of hurt. Or picking up a hitch-hiker. You do it (or not) because that's the kind of guy you are and it fits (or doesn't fit) your current situation and the free time you have to invest in it.
Lots of cars pass by the broken down motorist.... I don't think many of them throw rocks at those that don't stop.