My sister's studying at a UK university remotely because of COVID. Each course has an internal online Q&A forum for students to ask questions, and instructors or students to answer. I don't want to divulge any more detail for the purpose of confidentiality.
The issue is that 2 particularly hotheaded students don't actually answer the question asked — let's call them Gunners. This is cumbersome because:
my sister must add a comment, asking an instructor to answer the question.
These Gunners' useless answers can mislead instructors astray and away. She notices that instructors prioritize unanswered questions, and disregard questions that a student putatively answered.
She doesn't know why these Gunners spree to answer - perhaps they are bored by COVID, or they want to impress the instructors. But she wants to tactfully request that the Gunners:
stop answering her questions. She wants solely instructors to answer them.
answer a question only when they are absolutely certain they read the question properly, and their answer is correct.
How could she best formulate such a request?
Here's an example of a useless answer. My sister asked
Does anyone have access LexisNexis or WestLaw for Canada and the USA for free? I already know that our library offers free access just to LexisNexis and Westlaw UK - I'm not asking about this.
One of these Gunners answered
Hi! Yes. Our library has links to LexisNexis and WestLaw for free. I hope this helps!
Obviously this doesn't answer her question, because she already knows about the libary's free links the UK versions of LexisNexis and WestLaw. She wants the North American versions!