Collaboration, reward and “wisdom of crowds”

After I had this rather frustrating experience with unhelpful answers on more than one occasion, I started to note a certain pattern. One type of noise makers would make some general or seemingly inoffensive comment, something like “This is interesting question; I would also like to know how it is solved.” Or “I really don’t know how to do that, but you could try looking at documentation at msdn, here is the URL that talks about the subject…”