I’ve had a few conversations recently about the state of numerous Oracle forums, including my own. It feels like most posters these days don’t even bother to open the manuals before asking a question. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked a question, that is answered by the first couple of paragraphs in the manual. It’s just lazy beyond words.
Now I’m not having a go at those individuals who struggle to understand the manuals. I realize the documentation is quite dry at times, often involves a lot of cross referencing and English is not everyones first language. Even so, sometimes it is quite apparent that no effort has been made to find the answers for themselves.
I suppose the general lack of effort out there means my skills are even more valuable, but it’s hardly a consolation.
I’m sure it wasn’t like this in the old days… 🙂