Hello Mobile Speak Listers:
I have read the past few messages regarding family members asking questions; and, to be honest, they sadden me.
We must all remember that, at one time or another, all of us have asked what must have seemed to others as being silly or obvious questions that anyone could have answered on his/her own if she/he had just done a little research.Â While this may be true, I believe that if I can make someone else’s path a little easier to walk, then, I for one, am glad to do so for many have helped me.Â
We must also remember that this is a public list and perhaps it might be better to try some things on our own before asking; I have found that the things I learn on my own usually stay with me the longest.Â
Always keep in mind that answers to questions are courtesies; that is, if you think a question is trivial, then, simply press the delete key on your keyboard.Â Please, please do not criticize someone for asking a question for it is difficult enough for some of us to put ourselves out there, in the first place; and nothing is worse than being chastised for merely asking.Â I have come to trust all of you and being told that my question is too trivial would be like a slap in the face.Â I don’t know about you but there are very few venues in which I feel safe enough to ask questions; I treasure this list for that.Â Let’s not destroy this place, OK?
Remember the old axiom, “there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.”Â
All I ask is that if you discover something that another may find useful, no matter how small, please share it with the rest of us.
Now of course I am not the moderator of this list and if I sound presumptuous, I apologize, for this is only my humble opinion.
Please know that I only wish to help everyone on this list to obtain the greatest degree of confidence and independence possible.