Frustration Poll

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How often do you get so frustrated and annoyed with a projects bugs and problems that you just delete it all and start again?

Too much!
1
7%
Often
3
20%
Occasionally
6
40%
Rarely
4
27%
Never
0
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7%
 
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Post by hezoe » Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:28 pm

:lol:

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Post by lurah- » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:06 pm

Well, it happens :lol:

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Post by hezoe » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:08 pm

You bet! :lol:

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Post by Kronck » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:48 am

I only did that once. I lost some valuable math optimizations that took forever to figure out. I'll never do it again. Just zip it up, and hide it somewhere. :lol:

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Post by MystikShadows » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:29 am

It happened to me to. Wasn't out of frustration, sometime you just reach the limit of what your code can do and you have to start a very different way. Then there's no choice, you gotta start from scratch or close to it ;-) especially in research and development.

coincidentally I define "Research and Development" as "when you don't know what the hell you got yourself into" LOL !!!
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Post by hezoe » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:09 am

I've done it several times. It often happens when you don't start with a plan or don't follow the plan. Yes, you do lose a lot of code that will take a while to figure out again, but destroying something that took ages to make but still pisses you off is just FUN! Isn't it? :lol: . You also get a really fresh start when you start again. :lol:

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Post by Deleter » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:49 am

unfortunatly, I usually get mad and sometimes delete it, but I hardly start over agin....:( :roll:

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Post by Levi » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:28 pm

Ummmm....I've done this twice. When I was back in high school. Very impatient back then.

Right now though I have a complete Data DVD with the many forms of a single project. Maybe one day I'll get it right, until then I've just got to keep on working.

I just find it very hard to become frustrated any more. I learn not to become offended by others, I learn not to hate others, and a weird side effect. No frustration due to inanimate objects.

Go figure.
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Post by hezoe » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:18 pm

Hey, I just learn to ignore others! :lol:

Those figures are interesting though. :!:

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Post by Rattrapmax6 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:53 am

:) I put rarely, but I never really recall deleting out of frustration, more-so my structure failed to operate the way I intended it to do... and I have to start a new one, deleting the old..

And I'm pretty highly skilled at debugging, so if I get a bug, I normally can hunt it down then remove it.. :wink: .. which came from years of coding w/o ne one to ask for help (b4 I found these boards),. I had to figure how to solve probs on my own.. :roll:
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Post by Deleter » Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:17 pm

Yeah, but sometimes a bug isn't one rebellious command, but one resulting from the whole structure of your programming. Or else sometimes you don't write your code to be scalable (able to adapt to accept more info/changes) and then you realize that you have to expand, and find that you can't. Debugging isn't going to help then.

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Post by hezoe » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:54 pm

Yeh, you get annoyed, because it didn't go how you planned it. :idea:

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Post by ShadowWolf » Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:40 am

painting your self into a corner that's always annoying. i have done that so many times although i never deleted a projected because i screawed up on the programs structor i just write nasty hacks to work around the problem.

and then later i'll rewrite the project from scratch but keeping the stuff i screwed up the first time around in mind.

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