Reply to post: Re: "Mansplaining"

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders

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Re: "Mansplaining"

Problem is depending on the complexity of the question, knowing how a wrench works can be useful sometimes. Especially if that wrench is the problem.

Most of the time (carrying on with the wrench analogy)

You're currently using a monkey wrench for this job, and while that might work, you'd have a much easier time using a ratchet instead because reasons. Now that you're using the correct tool for the job, you can simplify all these steps you were taking and do this instead.

Personally I'd rather have people explain to me why I'm doing something wrong.

You also have the problem that everyone is at different levels and it's hard to gauge that online.

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