On a CGI-newbie board that I read someone asked a question about getting data out of an Access database. I replied saying that the answer to their question depended completely on the code they had written and suggesting that they posted it to the board.
This morning I get an email from them saying that they hadn't written any code, but they had the Access database. To prove it, they attached 1.2Mb of Access database file. What am I going to do with an Access database?
Also from the same board (in response to a different question):
Knowledgeable Person: Is the path to perl in the first line of your program correct?
Newbie: It seems to be. But that line is commented out.