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best approach for getting feedback on nitpicks?

Daniel Loranz
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Hi All -

I'm just starting the Cattle Drive and got my first nitpicks back. I would like to get a little more info about the nitpicks. Would it be better for me to post questions to nitpicks here, or to hit reply in my email?

Thanks.
- Dan

For most questions, posting here should be the way to go. Just take care not to post any real code, use pseudo code or just a line or two, so as not to give away too much information to anyone else doing the assignment. If the nitpicker needs more info, or wants to discuss in private, they'll ask you to contact them via e-mail or private message.
Quite often, others will be having difficulty with your issue as well, and this way everyone can benefit from your question without having the solution to the assignment given to them, which keeps them from really learning by figuring it out for themselves.
Welcome to the drive, Dan!
[ June 25, 2008: Message edited by: Carol Murphy ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Basically I agree with Carol's response (which she accidentally posted in your original question).

It depends on the question. You probably don't want to ask something like "why did the instructor's solution contain ...", for example. But "how do I ..." or "why is approach A better than approach B" or "I don't understand the assignment requirements" are great.


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Daniel Loranz
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Great. Thanks much.
Carol Murphy
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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
Basically I agree with Carol's response (which she accidentally posted in your original question).




I didn't even notice that! But then, I may have an excuse for not being my sharpest. I punctured my left eardrum in an accident involving a q-tip. No, I did not stick it into my ear canal. Apparently that is not a requirement to damage one's tympanic membrane. A hard blow to the cartiledge surrounding the ear canal will do the trick as well. So I have this unwelcome and distracting buzzing in my left ear for a while........
But even so, I should have caught that!
 
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