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Though I disagree with it, I can respect the concerted effort by several members to encourage this person into becoming a part of the community.

I would love to see the same effort made for a few of the new visitors who stop by each week and make an imperfect post. The same effort that has been shown by a few to work with this person in the CB would be great to see extended to other new visitors unsure of how to ask a question and/or with an imperfect grasp of English. In the time our shiny new toy has been here there have been people who have posted, been blown off and faded away.

Once in a while this gets discussed on it's own and some people make a better effort to give newbies the benefit of the doubt. Some don't and honestly that's fine (I've been guilty of doing both). What I don't find to be fine is the significant knowledge that has been monopolized when spending half of that on just two or three others would (IMO) have been a better contribution to the community.

If the effort can be made for someone who has (again IMO) done so little to garner good will here after a few hundred posts, can't it also be made for visitors (even if they are unprepared) on their first few posts?


"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

In reply to Re^3: Blocking users (Adopting Pet Rocks) by luis.roca
in thread Blocking users by DrHyde

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