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Re: On Two Years of Silence...

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on Mar 31, 2003 at 19:21 UTC ( #247038=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On Two Years of Silence...

It looks like I created an account here about a couple of weeks after you did. I also started lurking initially, and I posted my first writeup about a month after that. In that time, I've written good answers and bad ones, and have been encouraged and derided (not always in that order!). But I like to think I've helped some questioners, and I know I've had a lot of fun, and learned some new tricks too.

The biggest benefit of signing up, for me, has been the ability to carry on conversations, both thru the CB and thru email with other monks. (I even met one in person.)

My only previous experience with on-line communities was on usenet, mumble years ago. That's where I learned to "lurk-n-learn": spend a little time in the community learning the ways before you speak up. But once you've done that, don't be afraid to speak up: the others are just regular people too1, and flamewars don't hurt, they're just silly.

1 Although the monastery is a much nicer place than the average newsgroup.

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Re: Re: On Two Years of Silence...
by tunaboy (Curate) on Mar 31, 2003 at 19:42 UTC

    One of the things I truly enjoy about the monestary is the relative lack of flamewars.

    And one of the greates benefits of any community, IMHO, is the realization that we are all just regular people.

    Thanks for the reply and ++.

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