great comment from new user August 31, 2001 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Something to balance the "newbies are ruining this place" deathnell. Great comment.
posted by machaus to MetaFilter-Related at 4:06 PM (5 comments total)

Agreed. I was just reading this, and thought, "well, this makes all those 'fuck you,' 'fuck you too' posts worthwhile." Or something along those lines.

Also, it's a good idea to point out good posts and threads rather than just the bad ones. Makes MetaTalk less of a place where people are taken out back and slapped around until they wise up.

So, in that vein, I really liked this thread. Civil and informative, if you're into the subject.
posted by D at 4:30 PM on August 31, 2001

well done you two. [slaps on the back alll around]. well done.

Finall-fucking-ly. People who get it.
posted by tp3wen at 4:43 PM on August 31, 2001

And he's a livejournal user no less! (kidding)

Nope, he made great points in that college thread I hadn't even thought of.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:02 PM on August 31, 2001

Newbies aren't the problem. There are always going to be new folks coming in who don't know the rules, and have to be educated — preferably in the gentlest, politest way possible. And a few of the newbies always seem to get the Clue from the moment they arrive, like the example at hand.

It's when the old guard stops setting a decent example that things fall apart.
posted by harmful at 6:25 PM on September 1, 2001

Yep The old guard needs to set something. I think that it is up to individuals to get it together newbie or not. If you think about for example the co-lab power and possibility out there. Designers for example that are talented sharing thoughts, experiences and exchanging ideas definitely is going to push the medium further and further more than that add human interaction to the downside of computer interaction. Positive feedback is something that individuals strive on. It is possible to be kind of super human, but I think in order for you to believe that yourself, you have to become interactive and get yourself involved in someway.
posted by asfaras at 6:48 AM on September 10, 2001

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