There are alot of trolls and riffraff on that site, but occasionally you do get one of those lifesavers. Then you get the shaming group.
I had an issue recently where I was almost finished an assignment and basically, broke it. I've been following the notes and couldn't find anything that would help me fix this particular issue, because the notes basically say "Make sure you do this, then this will happen, and then do this."
I got as far as "Do this", but "this will happen" never happened, and now my assignment is late. Imagine you're supposed to press 2 + 2 and get 4 on a calculator. Easy right? So you follow the instructions you've been given, and the answer comes out 5. Everyone else gets a 4, but you get a 5. Since you've done the question over and over, following the notes each time, would you not consider it an extenuating circumstance due to an obviously broken calculator? (Further proof of my dilemma: The issue wasn't a problem on the school computers, but it's still going on on my home PC whether I go back a couple of versions or copy the model into a new scene or whatever. I've gone through the notes so much I've memorized a good chunk of the steps). I've been in contact with the prof over this but this isn't the first time I've broke a rig in such a way and the last tim he was honestly stumped that I got the results I did.
Anyways, the only answer I got for this question was "You didn't learn what you were supposed to from the class and call it extenuating circumstances because you don't know what you're doing?"
Wow... just wow!
The situation was explained quite clearly, and yet this person seems to be looking for more proof. I don't blame you if you don't have an answer, but something constructive would suffice if you absolutely must have your points!?