On stackoverflow, there seem to be quite a few programmers who ask a question, usually with one line like:
"How do I release memory after memory warning? My app crashes. Thanks and welcome for reply."
And a bunch of us will ask questions like
- what platform?
- give us some more detail about the crash.
Weeks will go by and the original poster never adds any more details. In the meantime, some respondents go ahead and answer the question thoroughly, covering possible platforms/scenarios, etc. Of course no answer is ever selected by the OP.
Then the OP shows up again, and asks another question, sometimes its the same question asked differently, sometimes not.
What is going on here? Do they have one chance every so often to get a query out on the Internet and they get through and they post and then they can't get back? Or are they forgetful, since they are posting the same question to tens or hundreds of sites?
I'm just curious. Seems like they shoot themselves in the foot when they have a captive audience waiting for more details of their problem, yet they never provide those details.