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#Actualjbadams

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

The original poster asked for advice about how to find a local programmer or advice on how they could handle their own programming and you began responding as if there was a proper job offer. I appreciate that you may have been genuinely wanting to help -- the comment on the pay and taxation is reasonably obviously a joke, but could quite easily have been taken as presumptuous instead -- but are you really surprised that someone found the post objectionable? Your response just isn't particularly relevant to the question asked, especially given the original poster was specifically asking about finding local help.

I wouldn't have down-voted you personally, but I also don't think it's particularly out of place for someone to consider your response to "not improve the conversation". Volunteering probably would have been fine, but in this specific case the original poster wasn't actually looking for a programmer and you responded as if there was an explicit job offer. Always remember that text does not communicate tone -- you have to make it very clear if you're having a bit of a joke or not being entirely serious.

#1jbadams

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

The original poster asked for advice about how to find a local programmer or advice on how they could handle their own programming and you began responding as if there was a proper job offer. I appreciate that you may have been genuinely wanting to help -- the comment on the pay and taxation is reasonably obviously a joke, but could quite easily have been taken as presumptuous instead -- but are you really surprised that someone found the post objectionable? Your response just isn't particularly relevant to the question asked, especially given the original poster was specifically asking about finding local help.

I wouldn't have down-voted you personally, but I also don't think it's particularly out of place for someone to consider your response to "not improve the conversation".

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