|What a jerk
||[Nov. 16th, 2008|05:19 pm]
Some guy emailed me yesterday with several questions about one of my papers (co-authored with Vitaly). I answered the email a few minutes later. He had a follow-up about one of the questions (basically saying he didn't understand my answer), which I also answered promptly.
Apparently he still didn't understand my answer. So he emails Vitaly today and asks him the same question, not revealing that he already asked me.
Super bad form. Students might not realize it at the beginning of their research careers, but research communities are basically complete graphs—everyone knows everyone, more or less. You develop a bad rep and it will stick with you for ever.