- Aug 27, 2002
Never too old to learn.Botar, what use could you possibly have for the search function?
Besides, I've never claimed to be an expert. I'm just a guy who breeds and sells tarantulas. By the sheer numbers I keep, I may know more than some, but I'm not a taxonomist and don't have time to research many of the things I'd like to know. So I am one of the lazy ones who try to gain knowledge from the work of others. But then again, absent the person who is out there in the field or in the lab conducting the research, aren't we all trying to gain knowledge from the work of others? I still get calls every day asking me about how to sex a tarantula, what they eat, if you should put a sponge in the water dish, etc. The questions are aggravating, but people turn to someone who knows to help them learn. Just because they are learning on a lower level doesn't mean you shouldn't help them. They might very well some day end up being the person who finds a way to prevent some of the problems that plague our pets.
I understand both sides. I just think it is often easier to be critical than to help. If you spend 2 minutes typing out a response telling people to use the search function, wouldn't it be just as easy to spend 2 minutes telling them what to type in the search function? "Use the search function" is no where near as helpful as "Go to advance search and type in irminia+breeding". Just my $0.02.