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ive come to notice that ive been on these forums for almost a year now and ive only got 350 posts or so. there are people who have been here ...
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- 06-23-2005 #1
i wanna help too!
sorry if this isnt realy something that you guys need to know. just thought id get it out there that imgoing to try and help you.
oh, and there is also something that ive never done that almost everyone else has. i never did greet myself.
so, hello my name is benjamin so as you can see how i get my username benjamin20. and i am a linux user.nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA
- 06-23-2005 #2
I'm glad you are taking more of a part, but postcount isn't everything (it's just almost everything j/k). I found that solving other peoples problems expands your knowlage and lest you help more people with more complex problems
Have a good day.
- 06-23-2005 #3
Yeah, it's easy to get caught up in post count fever! It really is better to go for quality - I love watching my count go up, but feel it's pointless unless I've actually helped someone ...
Just get in there and contribute - You can only help someone so far: they also need to make an effort. And like Dylunio says, when you help someone, you also increase your own knowledge.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 06-23-2005 #4
My suggestion is to just cruise the other parts of the forum that you're comfortable in (for instance if you use Fedora, look at the Fedora forum, if you're a gamer, look at the gamer forum) and just dive in if you see a post that you might be able to help on. You may post the same answer at the same time as one of the regulars (a lot of the TPs tend to do this) but we won't be offended. Often times if someone posts the same thing as me I'll just remove my post all together and let the other person help out instead. Don't be afraid to take a dip, and don't take it personally if someone corrects you. We're all here to help.Registered Linux user #270181
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- 06-23-2005 #5
aye benjamin, dont worry too much about the post count, i dont
just help when you can. i realy can't help much, but if i can i will
- 06-23-2005 #6
I totally agree with what the other guys have said, when you help someone you increase your own knowledge of Linux.
Sometimes I didn't know the answer to someones question, but I had a good idea where I could find the answer, or I would google the subject and attempt to come up with an answer for them. Again increasing my own knowledge and getting the satisfation of helping people.How to know if you are a geek.
when you respond to "get a life!" with "what's the URL?"
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- 06-23-2005 #7
i think i will just hang around the newbie, gentoo, and wine rooms. i have a lot of experience in those so (well the newbie gentoo i have experience in) i may help there.
i know postcount isnt everything. but it showd me im not helping. and ii hate to get and not give.nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA
- 06-23-2005 #8
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- Aug 2004
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is the link I always click. It's usually just a matter of searching Google or documentation for the person asking the question (sad, I know).
Another way of being able to help more is giving yourself a GNU/Linux project to play with that'll teach you a lot more than you know now. I recommend LFS if you have the time and want to learn; it'll sure help you answer more questions here.
- 06-23-2005 #9
Originally Posted by sether
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- Beaverton, OR
I get tons of errors
- 06-23-2005 #10
- Join Date
- May 2004
Besides reading through the initial post, read through the replies. Many times you'll find that a response has only addressed one part of the the original, or maybe some clarification might help the original poster. Just because a post has been responded to doesn't mean there's no opportunity to help./IMHO
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