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Postby Laean » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:40 am

JTWood wrote:It's my least favorite acronym on this site. "Will Help In Return" is someone's way of saying that they are so selfish that they will only help people who first do something for them. This is opposed to the concept of simply going out and offering advice to others and then hoping or asking for the same in return.


i don't think just because someone has WHIR on their post doesn't mean that they'll ONLY help when others help first.

i'm pretty much too addicted to fantasy sports to stay away from this website and offer advice even when i got nothing of my own that needs to be answered. but when i do ask a question, i know i'm going to get more responses if i put that on there, so that's why i do it.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:25 am

The problem is, of course, that many people that claim they will help in return is that they simply don't. I used to answer almost every question in the rate my team forum until I realized that my queries got 1-2 responses. It was frustrating. So now I don't help nobody with nothing.
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:55 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:The problem is, of course, that many people that claim they will help in return is that they simply don't. I used to answer almost every question in the rate my team forum until I realized that my queries got 1-2 responses. It was frustrating. So now I don't help nobody with nothing.


Don't you teach English?? :-o

I just help. Enough people will follow suit. ;-D
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Postby Arlo » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:03 pm

Walks and Hits per Inning... um... something beginning with R. :-D
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Postby JTWood » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:35 pm

Arlo wrote:Walks and Hits per Inning... um... something beginning with R. :-D

...in Retrospect.

It's a classier version of WHIP.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:49 pm

go_jays_go wrote:
kingctb27 wrote:I never knew that. Thanks for asking that question. ;-D I acctually learned something today. ;-D


As did I. ;-)


I thought the answer was something related to whip...duh ! :-B

I guess I should be more helpful of others and then I would actually see this every once in a while!
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Postby jjigglers » Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:06 pm

JTWood wrote:It's my least favorite acronym on this site. "Will Help In Return" is someone's way of saying that they are so selfish that they will only help people who first do something for them. This is opposed to the concept of simply going out and offering advice to others and then hoping or asking for the same in return.


Yes, but often the only way of getting a response to a question that doesnt have a cut-and-dry answer is through offering reward. Too many times have I answered the latest 15 questions, then posted my question, and seen it sink to the bottom with 25 views and 0 replies.

I use WHIR as an attention getter, and it's quite funny when the majority of people who post in my thread and leave a link have already had their question answered by me by choice.
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Postby JTWood » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:28 pm

jjigglers wrote:Yes, but often the only way of getting a response to a question that doesnt have a cut-and-dry answer is through offering reward. Too many times have I answered the latest 15 questions, then posted my question, and seen it sink to the bottom with 25 views and 0 replies.

I use WHIR as an attention getter, and it's quite funny when the majority of people who post in my thread and leave a link have already had their question answered by me by choice.

And do you know what kind of "help" you usually get from those people?


:-t

I'd rather just bump the thing myself and get honest replies.

By the way, I don't go in that forum too often, but when I do, I make it a point to reply to posts with 0 replies that have slid down the list.
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Postby blankman » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:04 pm

I see nothing wrong with WHIR.
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Postby bobby » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:05 am

lol, I always thought it was just some stat(like WHIP), but I couldn't figure out what stat is was.
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