|Re: friendly advice for Vincze|
Message #9 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 24 Aug 2007, 11:18 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Giancarlo (Italy)
G, I think we're still the same friendly forum as always... We welcome new folks and we try to help out almost everyone. New posters arrive all the time, and discussions are good, even when they're bad. ;-)
I've seen a lot of forums (not calc forums, mind you) that are very hostile places to exist, and which tend to be run by a bunch of power-hungry types. I don't see that here. Yes, there is the usual amount of techie ego at work, much to my dismay, but even that isn't as bad as other places on the net. I think we have a nice community here.
I have to agree, however, with some of the comments posted. One learns the ins-and-outs of every community by time spent listening and observing. Little mistakes and breeches of etiquette are common, but should serve as learning moments. Our intrepid newbie has a tendency to respond to almost every post, which can kind of wear some of us out. :-) And as someone else pointed out, hasn't searched through the archives to see if a question was already answered, or if someone else had the same comment, before posting.
I suspect the motivation for this thread was a "hey, here's a friendly tip" type of comment. The kind two adults can share while they are casually talking. No offense intended.
Certainly, no one is suggesting that Vincze leave the forums or anything like that. Some of his stuff is good food for thought and brings up useful discussion. If friendly words are offending in his culture, then there's not much we can do except ask him to reconsider. I would be glad to see Vincze stay and contribute meaningfully, and hopefully he'll take this to heart.
My $0.02 anyhow.