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Is it? Why? Who made you arbiter of that? At what point is someone “adequately” helping themselves to meet your criteria?

The fact is that you have decided that asking for help is a moral failure — you’ve made that clear in both comments, esp. with “a little hard work goes a long way” and you’re “not going to help someone who doesn’t help themselves”. Those are innocuous comments and generally truisms for all of us, but in this context, implies that anyone using crowdsourcing is lazy and a “user” because obviously they are doing neither of those things (working hard, or helping themselves).

I’m also going to caution you against these kinds of judgments because unless that person is a close friend, you don’t know what they are doing to help themselves. They may not want to shout to the world about their autoimmune disease or their learning disorder or the fact that they are in an abusive relationship.

I honestly don’t give a fuck if you help people or not. That’s not the topic at hand. The issue is that you’ve felt it incumbent to loudly proclaim moral judgment on those who use crowdsourcing. You don’t agree with it? Then why all the apologetics? Why comment? What does it matter to you?

I’m guessing that it’s because you felt the need to explain to people that your opinion somehow makes you morally superior.

However, it really doesn’t.

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