or "How to ensure no one takes your advice seriously ever again"
I see far too much of this in my daily research.
Step 1: (person seeking help): I need help doing X (replace X with any number of things)
Step 2: (self-important community assclown) You shouldn't be doing that. You should 'solve for Y' instead. (solving for Y in this case has absolutely zero value for person seeking help)
Step 3: ...crickets...
This has no benefit for a person who may legitimately need help for X. All SICA(self-important community assclown) succeeded in doing was upholding his title to the throne.
HELP THE PERSON FIRST! Indulge in your self-centered need to correct people second otherwise all you really accomplish is having that person never seek help from whatever community you lurk in.
PRO TIP: Find out more about why they are doing it that way. You may learn something. (Like perhaps they are trying to comply with corporate policy.)
10 hours ago