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  1. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Hall Of Lame (or Evidence Of The Dunning-Kruger Effect)

    For your amusement I present a collection of links to some humorously uninformed, arrogant and communication-impaired forum users that I have had the misfortune of encountering.

    (For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-kruger_effect)

    User schmidtbag having great difficulty following some basic instructions: https://www.electronicspoint.com/2m-ohm-resistors-not-resisting-t255069.html also discussed in https://www.electronicspoint.com/denser-than-osmium-t255075.html (To be fair, he did apologise; maybe he was just having a bad day.)

    I explained to user Heeran the two reasons why his idea is a bad one, to save him from wasting his time, but he didn't want to hear that: https://www.electronicspoint.com/control-circuit-t255095.html#post1513523

    User rh001 had a "legitimate business enquiry" about getting some code written. He didn't have a clear specification and got snarky when I and others tried to tell him why no one was interested. I made a counter-offer and he seemed interested. Then he disappeared. https://www.electronicspoint.com/wanted-super-simple-8-input-and-8-output-select-t256248.html

    User tedstruk never fails to entertain. Some of his better work:
    "A 250k pot is only capable of handling 250k of variation of signal. A 500k pot handles more bandwidth, actually double the response of the 250!": https://www.electronicspoint.com/raptor-vs-hackor-t243716.html#post1440557
    "The LEDS that were originally made, were ISA protocol of 1a per bulb so you would need 10 amps of power to light 10 bulbs.": https://www.electronicspoint.com/10-watt-led-t244006.html#post1444713
    "the caps attached to the CPU are charged at the factory.": https://www.electronicspoint.com/help-identify-capacitor-t255670.html#post1519117
    "just ignore me... theorized this once!": https://www.electronicspoint.com/opamp-gbw-product-and-accuracy-t255781.html#post1519367

    User mugatea who thinks that "the vast majority of electronics can work with with half the [supply] voltage if the amperage is increased to have the same power": https://www.electronicspoint.com/ca...two-cr2016-batteries-t253120.html#post1523230 also discussed in https://www.electronicspoint.com/mugatea-t256371.html

    User charmquark was less than charming, and refused to post a link to the modules he was using: https://www.electronicspoint.com/pic-programming-and-spi-connections-t256578.html

    User Youngfella (subsequently banned) arguing that you can power a standard hard disk from a USB port: https://www.electronicspoint.com/help-inverter-t256794.html#post1526397

    These are only the users that I've been involved with. There must be others.

    Moderators, if you think this post, or the whole idea, is unnecessarily nasty and insulting to these users, please feel free to delete or edit it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
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  2. shrtrnd

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    I think we who use this site realize people who come here asking questions are asking them because they don't know what to do (or indeed, what they're doing). I think we're sympathetic to most of their plights. I've heard others say, and I agree, that if the person asking the question sincerely tried to track down an answer to their queries, they are entitled to a little help and consideration. They just didn't know what to look for or how.
    Then, as KrisBlueNZ noted, there are those who already know everything, and we inconvenience those people by offering information contrary to their brilliance. I try not to take it personally, because I know it's pointless to correct genius in it's self-importance. I just take satisfaction in the knowledge that, most assuredly, whatever it is that the genius types are doing, ....isn't going to work. (Even though also, we will most assuredly be blamed for their failure).
    2-cents worth from the Colonies.
     
  3. Raven Luni

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    LOL - almost had to wonder if I would see my name in there :p
     
  4. shrtrnd

    shrtrnd

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    I already checked, they're all the pseudonyms I used.
     
  5. davenn

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    Refer to my signature ;)

    awwww ... never ... haha, it really requires a special ability to attain the status of some of these characters :)
    Its really a dual edged sword ... as they provide frustration and entertainment at the same time.

    Dave
     
  6. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Oh yes. Those guys have real talent for stupidity and stubbornness. Raven Luni, you never had a chance :)
    Very true. Unfortunately the entertainment aspect only begins after the frustration has abated. But it's a gift that keeps on giving, so overall they are a positive thing I suppose :)
     
  7. Raven Luni

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    I think the biggest problem is when you want to give someone a sarcastic answer without bringing trouble to the forum or insulting a genuinely innocent person seeking answers :p
     
  8. davenn

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    Here's a teeshirt quote I just saw .....

    Unless your name is GOOGLE

    Stop acting like you know everything!


    funny
    Dave
     
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