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Re: Guidance for a beginner with a bad reputation

by castaway (Parson)
on Nov 05, 2003 at 22:04 UTC ( #304882=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Guidance for a beginner with a bad reputation

Here's another tip: Those questions in that node you mentioned can a) probably be found in the sites FAQs somewhere, of which there are a good many, and/or figured out on your own, or, asked/answered quickly in the Chatterbox. (Which, if you haven't noticed it yet, is quite a useful tool for short questions, especially ones about the site itself..)

I'd guess this is what motivates people to downvote, that you're asking things which seem pretty obvious/apparent to them. (Every new user is of course, entitled to be clueless, we all were once, but some people don't seem to remember that ,)

If you need something deleted, also ask in the Chatterbox, there's usually someone around who can mark it to be deleted at your request, and it'll disappear..

Oh, and that .sig is probably asking for trouble.. Watch, observe, and so on, don't worry too much about rep, you'll get the hang of it..

C.


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Re: Re: Guidance for a beginner with a bad reputation
by ysth (Canon) on Nov 05, 2003 at 22:36 UTC
    Thanks to everyone who responded. My goal is not to play the XP game, but to know how to best contribute. The consensus seems to be "shut up and let us all get on with helping each other," so I will. (You'll have to endure my sig until I have a better feel for things, though.)

    If you are downvoting this for other than lack of interest, thanks for sending me a message or reply to let me know why so I can do better (or just stay quiet) next time.

      You're catching on. Observe, learn and contribute where you can.

      rdfield

Re: Re: Guidance for a beginner with a bad reputation
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 06, 2003 at 03:14 UTC
    I'd guess this is what motivates people to downvote, that you're asking things which seem pretty obvious/apparent to them. (Every new user is of course, entitled to be clueless, we all were once, but some people don't seem to remember that ,)
    ysth has reached the rank of monk, has over 50 nodes to his credit ... if people are downvoting him for asking questions answered in the FAQ, you have to wonder why he still doesn't turn to the FAQ first before asking ?

    PS - i don't know if he asked questions like that, but if that's the case, that's something to consider

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