I wrote the follow at some semester prior to today, about no one in particular, while updating syllabus.
Please read the syllabus. The answer to your question is on the syllabus. If you review the syllabus you will find answers to this question and others. As I have said in many other places many times before, you can find the answer to your questions regarding course policies answered on the syllabus. The syllabus is where we describe the answer to course policies, grading, instructions on what to do in various circumstances, and answer frequently asked questions. Like this one. The syllabus is a useful tool for discovering the answer to questions about the course. Questions we have answered on the syllabus should not be asked because we have answered them on the syllabus. Piazza, email, canvas messages, office hours, after class ambushing of the professor and TAs, and lab are not the places to ask questions that are answered on the syllabus. so many times but it is not getting to me. Even if you think your situation is unusual, we have almost certainly run into it before and answered it on the syllabus. You will never make me crack. We have been teaching for decades, and get guidance from Above, and we answer the questions and put information on the syllabus. Every time you ask a question that is answered on the syllabus, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers subtract points from your final grade. Asking questions that are answered on the syllabus summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. Questions answered on the syllabus go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide. The syllabus cannot hold it is too late. The force of questions already answered on the syllabus in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you ask questions answered on the syllabus you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. The endless questions already answered on the syllabus will liquify the nerves of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror. ((Questions-answered-on-Syll̿̔̉us are the cancer that is killing the Piazza it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the transgression of a chi͡ld ensures syllabus will consume all living tissue (except for questions already answered there which it cannot, as they have been answered on the syllabus) dear lord help us how can anyone survive this scourge asking questions answered on the syllabus has doomed humanity to ( an eternity of dread torture and time wasted that could have spent teaching as questions already answered on the syllabus establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of c͒ͪo͛ͫrrupt entities (like Grading Scheme, but more corrupt) a mere glimpse of the world of questions answered on the syllabus will instantly transport a students’ consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes, the pestilent slithy syllabus-infection will devour your questions, application and existence for all time like The Design Recipe only worse he comes he comes do not fight he com̡e̶s, ̕h̵is un̨ho͞ly radiańcé destro҉ying all enli̍̈́̂̈́ghtenment, syllabus questions lea͠ki̧n͘g fr̶ǫm ̡yo͟ur eye͢s̸ ̛l̕ik͏e liquid pain, the song of re̸gular waitlist will extinguish the voices of mortal man from the sphere I can see it can you see ̲͚̖͔̙î̩́t̲͎̩̱͔́̋̀ it is beautiful the final snuffing of the lies of Man ALL IS LOŚ͖̩͇̗̪̏̈́T ALL IS LOST the pon̷y he comes he c̶̮omes he comes the ichor permeates all MY FACE MY FACE ᵒh god no NO NOO̼OO NΘ stop the an*̶͑̾̾̅ͫ͏̙̤g͇̫͛͆̾ͫ̑͆l͖͉̗̩̳̟̍ͫͥͨe̠̅s ͎a̧͈͖r̽̾̈́͒͑e not rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆ ZA̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ (((