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...or are the generation that are coming though being taught not to think?

I'm increasingly noticing in QA that (not only is the standard of questions still dropping) but the thinking element of working with answers is getting less.
For example, a question asking how to remove the spaces between numbers without removing them at the start or end of the string. Understandably, String.Replace and String.Trim don't work. So I suggested a Regex, using his example as an input:
string input = "   2365    2365    ";
string output = Regex.Replace(input, @"(?<=\d+)\s+(?=\d+)", "");
What surprised me was getting a response saying that it didn't work because I had hard coded the string.
Now, you, I, everyone I know would look at the code above and see an example of the input to show where it goes in the regex - wouldn't you? I can't think that anyone who has got far enough to realise that Replace and Trim don't do what he wants, and use Google to find us here should have a problem with using the example to create exactly the code they need. OK, the Regex itself may be a little impenetrable - they do tend to be - but the code around it should be self explanatory, shouldn't it?

Now, I don't want anyone rushing off and downvoting or insulting the OP - hence no link to the question - but I can't help thinking that the next generation as a rule are just not thinking, even when given a solution that needs a tiny bit of input.

Is it just me? Am I getting too old for this? Or is anyone else noticing as well?
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)

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