i dont see what the big deal is... could heinz have went to the mentor list and gotten the same result? maybe. maybe not, this way he is trying to attract someone who is still active and also WANTS to mentor someone enough to reply (thats a lot of work, you know!). especially coming from another WIS game, i can certainly appreciate that desire. a number of coaches have echoed the sentiment about not getting replies off the mentor list, although a number have also mentioned that method working fine. so i think its perfectly reasonable for a coach to use that tool, or to go another direction. why can't that be their choice??
bottom line, someone wants help, and asked for it - i fail to see the problem! now if people point him to the aejones thread and other works and he refuses to read them, instead perpetually asking already answered questions, which is against internet forum common courtesy standards - and THEN you want to be ****** - ok, i can see that. but one single request for assistance where you could only halfway get the answer in an existing thread, thats a problem? from a user who is informed enough to know the thread exists, and tried the same method in another game already, without success?? what am i missing?