in reply to
Re: Re: Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.
in thread Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.
Chady, your interpretation of bladx's post is quite
... newbies come here often to ask questions and aren't
usually interested in signing up
I think that if that is the case, then we end up playing
our part as the Wizard, while wide-eyed Dorothy newbies come
and simply expect the easy answer on how to get home.
My point is that I don't want to help newbies if they have
no intention on being a part of the community. This may sound
harsh, but what if Ovid or chromatic decided that they
just needed to use this site when they had a quick one-off
question? What if merlyn decided that this was just another
leech of his time? The thing is that everyone involved has to
contribute. I think that is why bladx seems to think those
of us who would rather just give a terse answer to newbies
are being rude. It's because you can't get something for
nothing in a gift culture. Everyone has to give and everyone
gets what they need. One-off newbies are treated as such
because there is such a wealth of information if they'd only
look at the map. And the map is posted at nearly every major
ALL HAIL BRAK!!!