|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re: I visit PM primarily to...by rinceWind (Monsignor)
|on Oct 13, 2005 at 10:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Help Others definitely
That's certainly what I spend the majority of my time doing on PM. It keeps the grey cells ticking over when I'm not being stimulated at work.
Helping others makes me feel good - that I am doing something useful in the world. I'm probably accruing a big pot of virtual karma; it does mean that I have little hesitation posting my questions here when I do need to know something, or share and discuss my insights in meditations (though I tend to use my use.perl journal for insights that don't warrant discussion).
Helping others is a strong function of on-line communities, well certainly the more useful ones. I think this is the concept that makes this website unique. Colleagues are often amazed about how quickly I get responses to questions posted here, especially compared with third party software vendors.