It happens again and again. No matter how crystal-clear I am, explicitly mentioning things, the answers/comments will clearly show that the person typing them did not read the question. They either ignore established facts, or just give a nonsensical answer which is completely useless as I asked about something different.
Look at the answers here: Given this structure, how would I calculate the average cost of blueberries *per month*, based on the last three months?
Neither appears to address my question. They just answer some other question that they made up in their own heads, apparently.
I asked it even more clearly here, but there's just no interest in answering it: How would I calculate the average cost of blueberries *per month*, based on the last quarter, using this log table?
It's extremely difficult to stay calm when what you type never is read, yet I'm expected to be grateful for any response.
I don't know what to do now. It seems like the same few people always respond on this site, and upvote each other, but I'm sitting here still with the problem unsolved because the "answers" don't address the question. I have no idea why they spend their time and energy to type answers when they clearly have not read the question. I'm going out of my mind trying to understand why somebody would do this.
Why do they not read the question before answering? Why do people upvote answers which don't answer the question?
averagein the context given! People here genuinely want to help - that's why we're here. That's why we ask for clarification - what, exactly you mean by
price- the terms are ambiguous. That's also why they point out potential problems like calling a field (
timestamp-SQL keyword) - experience counts for something!