i have to find this out for school. I dont understand what its asking me.
We don't help with homework. This question section is for people who have a condition or care about someone who does, so they can get the information and support they need. When you research online, you read articles on web sites, use search engines to find articles, and so on. You don't go to a question and answer section and ask someone for the answer.
If you don't understand what you're being asked, ask your teacher for clarification.
That was quite rude of an answer. Regardless if the question was in response to homework or not the person can still gain knowledge from the answer. It really is no difference than a person with a chronic disease doing the research or asking you the for the answer. In essence it is the same thing. You would have given the answer if the person had said they had diabetes and wanted to know the mode of transmission so why does it matter that this person was honest enough to tell you why they needed the answer? Education is education isnt that what you are promoting? You told the person that they should not go to a question and answer section and ask someone for the answer, then by that definition what are you doing here? A person ask questions to things that they do not understand it shouldnt matter if they have the disease or not( and by the way it was a legitimate question) do you personally verify that everyone who asks you a question in this forum actually has a disease or knows someone who does? No I didnt think so.
I'm sorry you thought the answer was rude. It's our policy not to do homework for students. When students are given assignments to "find out" something for school, that specific knowledge isn't the only goal of the assignment. Students also learn how to research and find information and the process of taking that research and pulling an answer from it. In this case, the student didn't understand the question. Best for her to go back to the teacher for clarification and guidance.
Of course, we can't verify everyone's purpose in asking questions, but when it's clearly stated that it's homework or "for school," it's our policy not to answer the question. Most teachers would tell you that they don't want their students taking this kind of shortcut.