I can relate to the lack of a simple “thanks” or OPs returning at all to a topic to state if it was helpful or not.
As to the coding guidance… showing enough effort in initial posting will make members here go a long way in trying to help out, I think. Even while explaining the steps.
This paragraph should be in small letters – but we don’t have those. Without attempting a character analysis, I think Paulie’s attitude isn’t unkind but rather on the friendly side of sardonic. Something that’s personally quite useful with the general mentality that’s around today and a demeanor I think every forum needs to create boundaries.