Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help-Vampires

25 Nov 2009   #1
smarteyeball

 
 
Help-Vampires

It's been around for years, but I never heard of this term until today. It may even be an outdated meme term, but it's new to me and I like it - It's very apt for so many

For others who have never heard the term:
Slash7 with Amy Hoy - Pages - Help Vampires: A Spotter's Guide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

This reminds me of a thread we had here once called Jodones, or Nobones, or something like that
can't seem to remember.

Identifying Help Vampires

Identifying Help Vampires can be tricky, because they look like any ordinary person (or internet user, whichever is lesser). But by closely observing an individual's behavior using this handy checklist, you too can identify Help Vampires in the field:
  • Does he ask the same, tired questions others ask (at a rate of once or more per minute)?
  • Does he clearly lack the ability or inclination to ask the almighty Google?
  • Does he refuse to take the time to ask coherent, specific questions?
  • Does he think helping him must be the high point of your day?
  • Does he get offensive, as if you need to prove to him why he should use Ruby on Rails?
  • Is he obviously just waiting for some poor, well-intentioned person to do all his thinking for him?
  • Can you tell he really isn't interested in having his question answered, so much as getting someone else to do his work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Nov 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

<snip>
Quote:
getting someone else to do his work?
Oh so very true! I've seen kids ask homework questions on computer forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
<snip>
Quote:
getting someone else to do his work?
Oh so very true! I've seen kids ask homework questions on computer forums
I was in school before the internet was invented - I had to work at my homework
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App