Lol.......really....... didn't know I was begging. I simply asked a question that I myself had been playing around with but wanted to get others opinions. I do make my own gear decisions and do try to test things out before I ask. I'm not some theory crafting nerd that crunches numbers are day.
Originally Posted by Kablanka
All these people are asking simply questions better be consistent and give them infractions.
You don't have to know the theory behind why things work the way they do. But you do have to be aware of the tools such as simulationcraft that other people have worked hard to create for you. These people do know the theory, and have done all the work for you. All we're asking is for you to use the tools they created.
Further, this isn't a help desk. While you might not consider yourself a math nerd, most of us here do consider ourselves such. We have discussions where we dig into the how and why of things. You might not be able or willing to contribute anything meaningful to those discussions, but you are able to read them.
Running a simulation, and reading the work of other, smarter people isn't onerous. You can do it!
Now with all that said, this would likely have been a friendly PM to you, with much gentler wording. Disputing an infraction, and asking for clarification, are both welcome. Most people who respond to a warning or infraction are much more polite than you though. Just as in the rest of life, courtesy is rewarded in kind here. Your failure to treat Internet communication as society expects you to treat other communication means that this is instead a public reprimand.
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