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I've never liked the QA system... it's difficult to have a conversation in there. The design is formatted as if an answer will always be a single post. Plus that's where 99% of the homework questions end up.
Q&A or anything else, it it's available it will be abused.
One can shut down everything that is misused and, eventually end up with nothing.
You can also accommodate those who are making proper use of a facility, and ignore the rest.
One might even cagoule the abusers (gently) into doing their own work or they're really headed into the wrong field. Just sending them the answer's not going to help them as much as having them discover it.
All of us once, now, and in the future, may need a nudge in the right direction. One of the things (most of us, I hope) have learned is how to dig in or stand back, trying to discover the problem - and thereby discover the answer.
Primarily, if I answer, I'll tell the Q'er what they need to do to find their problem and point them along the way with hints/suggest/&etc. so they can do it (and end up the better for it) or try to find someone who will "help" with a direct answer so they can avoid learning anything. Often links to W3Schools - only the laziest won't spend a day to become more than they were in the morning.
In my mind, you've been at the top for years, at that olympian summit shrouded in mists composed of equal parts Griffium, MacCutchanite, Cliftonium, OHanlonium, Barberite, Patynium, and more!
nevertheless, congratulations from one who feels always privileged to study your work.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Yes, I only saw one reference to "We’re probably in the wrong here" and this was followed up with "but that’s just how we see it".
I once heard a good quote on this area - "There's nobody who is less rational than a rational person", which does fit with my experience.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
... the presence of an exception applying to a specific case establishes ("proves") that a general rule exists.
... exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis ("the exception confirms the rule in cases not excepted")
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
No, I don't think you've understood the explanation.
For example, a sign that says "parking prohibited on Sundays" (the exception) "proves" that parking is allowed on the other six days of the week (the rule).
That, my friend, is a leap-of-faith.
What you do know does not give you information about what you do not know. Not, at least, until the point where you know everything that is to be know, including that you know that you know everything that is to be know, about all other possibilities.
E.g: suppose said sign was in a village which had no on-street parking, except on Sundays. This is only adding to the rules for that particular street, excluding Sunday, as well. Q.E.D.
With the above possibility, it know gives a counter example to an invalid concept that, itself, is "proven" with invalid proof.