TeX-LaTeX StackExchange is a forum where questions are addressed in a factual manner.
Suppose a responder gets the impression that the questioner is frustrated or desperate because s/he can't figure things out.
(The learning curve for TeX/LaTeX is very steep for many beginners. From my own experience I know that, depending on the expectations of those or the pressure exerted by those who demand that you get to grips with (La)TeX as quickly as possible, this can sometimes even be frightening or increase the stress in life situations that are already riddled with stress. The beginning of a university study, combined with a total change of environment and milieu can be such a situation.)
In such a case, is it appropriate to include encouraging/positive motivational remarks into the factual answer to a question, even if these remarks do not provide any relevant information with regard to the question asked?
I am not concerned with excessive life advice, but with remarks such as:
"In your own attempts to approach the problem, you yourself have already come very close to the solution. The only thing missing for completing the solution is a tiny detail, which is mentioned in the last half-sentence of a double-dangerous-bend paragraph of the TeXbook in a way that can only be understood if you have already read the whole book several times, as recommended in the preface."
Or remarks whose subjectivity cannot be doubted - such as how one felt oneself to be a beginner, but that things became clearer with time, e.g.:
"When I first stumbled upon this problem, it was very confusing, and it took me a while to be able to unravel things as follows: ..."