daylen wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:47 pm
I sense that for a decent sub-population, the value added to the forum from posting time/effort follows an S-curve[…] Though, from the perspective of a poster, this may not be seen as labor but rather as practice for answering questions concerning one's own life.
ah, yes. although the accumulated effort is different (for me anyway, ymmv) due to focus requirement. i.e. im positing that the real scarce resources is focus not minutes.
e.g. i can type a 5-minute answer during a pomodoro break. it's nice! a relief from other labors: recreational! (i was just working on some heavy stuff, i came by for a little, chat).
but a 30-min answer is a pomodoro of its own. a 2-hour answer is a whole pomodoro block!
(there goes my morning)
like you, for me thinking out problems is "practice," although for me it's more practice at problem solving than at answering proper. plus, writing integrates knowledge. so even if my answer is ignored i get to "keep something," so to speak, i get to sharpen my own learning process.
but for @jacob, ere is his life's work... so it's different perspective altogether. this is his immortality project. so i understand his greater frustration (although he's clearly not the only one frustrated).
anyway, i wish him and everyone else here success. bump in the road, keep going forward.