I am not sure what you are talking about. If someone himself found the
solution after many trials, why they need this useful mailing list to ask
what they do not know.
this mailing list is not a replacement for a tutor.
I understand you point learning something new. "No pain, no gain". I am not
pointing out your mind but your reply to others. For example, you do not
need to say, "too simple?" Please learn how to treat answer the question
generously, not to discipline others.
that doesn't work. i have observed that people seem to understand too
friendly answers to questions that they *should* be able to find out
by themselves (and in that respect it doesn't matter how often or how
long your tried) as an encouragement to ask more questions and without
making as much of an effort by themselves.
please note that i do not use that kind of provocative language
immediately, but rather in exactly those cases where people keep
asking questions instead of following the advice that they have been
given and work things out on their own. it is often that kind of
language that motivates people to try harder and then they figure it
out. this is the desired effect
I think that you may be angry because I say "Please learn how to treat
answer the question generously, not to discipline others." OR, you just
enjoy others reaction to your skeptical answers.
i am not angry, but with many years of educating people about how to
do computing with scientific software have some experience in what
achieves the right effect, even if it is at the price of irritating
feel free to prove me wrong and show me that one can help people
effectively in your way. answer as many questions as i do and make
people understand as much as i do. please keep in mind you are not
entitled to any kind of service here. it is all done on a voluntary
basis. nobody forces you to read what i write.
Again, if I found it myself, why I ask the problem in the mailing list. I
already suggested "A POSSIBLE SOLUTION" in the previous mail. If it is ok,
you just simply say "Yes, it will work" is the much better answer.
no, it is not. the next time you run into a problem, you will ask
again. if i make you find it out by yourself, however, you will be
more likely to find the solution yourself the next time around. please
keep in mind that the purpose of the mailing list is not be a
replacement for a tutor or adviser. your problem is a problem that is
well documented and thus you *should* find the solution yourself. thus
it means that you need to practice teaching yourself. most definitely
people here dislike to get asked whether something will work or not.
that is most easily found out by trying it. that is called "an
experiment" or "the scientific method": experiment, observe, draw
ask questions about things that are not properly documented or
problematic or show incorrect behavior in LAMMPS, and you will be
treated very friendly and supportively, especially if you do provide
all the required information.
anyway, i consider this part of the discussion now closed.