There's a problem with being jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. Yes, there is.
Take horseback-riding, for instance. I've never had lessons. All I've ever done is saddle the horse, get on, and ride. I really don't care if there's a "right" way or "wrong" way. I wouldn't know whether a horse has good conformation, or bad. I figure if it appears that both the horse and I are enjoying ourselves, that's sufficient.
Sometimes I do have horse questions, but for those of us who have never learned the fine points of horsemanship or horse care, this can be tricky.
On horse message boards, I've stopped giving my two cents worth on any subject, because the horse "experts" will step right up and tell everyone how stupid I am.
It's the same with computer-help websites. I know of a good one, too. Trouble is, if I ask a question, I end up feeling like such an idiot after they're done with me that I'd just as soon buy a new computer as to ask their advice.
Oh, I read and learn. For instance, I've seen that computer techies won't use AOL; they say it's a "virus". They also don't use instant message programs of any kind. I believe it, and the next computer I get won't have these things installed.
I just won't ask questions of anybody.
I have a wireless thingie I bought so someone could use my laptop at the same time I'm on this computer. It's never worked. I don't know why, and I'm not about to try and find out.
This desktop crashed Saturday, displaying the famous "blue screen of death". It's only six months old. I didn't want to tell anybody, because as I told Cliff, people will tell me it's my fault. I'm an idiot.
Well, turns out my only problem was dust in the fan. Did you know that would cause the blue screen? At least it didn't cost much to fix it. I'd love to know where the fan is, so I could vacuum it out from time to time... but I feel stupid asking.
What I'm saying is, if you are knowledgeable about a subject, please be kind to those of us who aren't, when we ask for help.
If I ever happen to get knowledgeable about anything, I'll do the same.