How long do you stay on top of a problem before you give up and come to the forum to ask?
Once, when I was a child, my older brother said that I should research before asking. I think he was kind of rude to me. That phrase got ‘tattooed’ in my thoughts. On the one hand it was good, because every time I learn something on my own the satisfaction seems to be greater.
I remember when I started studying the ‘wings3d’ program in 2004 I spent 2 days trying to solve the problem of a render (yafray). So I couldn’t take it anymore and went to a forum to ask. The solution was so simple. It was enough to mark a dialog box.
I didn’t learn anything in those 2 days trying to solve it myself.