Getting Help Online

Professional Development
I spend a lot of time in the forums on various web sites, trying to assist people with getting help online. It's shocking how hard they make it. Let's talk about it, just a little. Tell Me the Real Problem One thing you see a lot is that people, for whatever reason, will absolutely not simply state what the actual problem is. You'll get stuff like "What SQL Server internal behavior prevents dynamically naming local variables?" And you're left scratching your head, why on earth would someone want to dynamically name local variables? Only to find out, after lots of comment & discussion, they thought that you needed to rename variables when changing values. When you get stuck, take a moment to describe the problem, but aim for the root…
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