Imagine you get a lot of users that don’t have English as a first language.
Also imagine lots of them tend to not really read and respond to the answers they get, but repeat their initial question over and over.
How do I do x?
You shouldn’t really do that. Why do you want to do x?
I have to do x. How do I do that?
I want to do y with z.
y is not necessary. How did you implement z in your code?
I alread did z. How can I do y?
One way I currently sometimes use is to call them out publicly:
Please read my posts and answer the question I asked. I won’t repeat what I wrote above.
I used to do this via private message about their post, but this tended to get a lot of “How do I do x?” questions responded back via PM as these users also don’t understand the difference between a public post and a private message.
I am pretty much out of ideas how to help these people…