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I'm a bit puzzled. I've seen a lot of posts lately with people calling themselves n00bs. So I did some googling, and found out that it is some kind of insult often used for the most stupid newbies. Yet in these fora, people call themselves n00bs with a tone of pride.
I must be missing something. Can someone help me out here?
Noob or N00b is short for Newbie or new user. Since we don't use it as an insult here, everyone seems perfectly happy to call themselves a newbie. To be honest, the vast number of posts I've seen even have our more experienced members saying they are still newbies, so there you go.
Oh... I would have no problem calling myself a newbie, though I wouldn't necessarily take pride in it. But since n00b seems to have an insulting connotation, I was wondering why some people prefer it over "newbie".
trickykid, you have 17000 posts and u call urself a noob. i have less than 25 and i dont really consider myself a complete noob. i admit that there is alot i do not know, but i know more than people who are starting out. i draw the line at knowing what my frined means when he tells me to enter some of the less common commands in the terminal. when i dont have to ask what the syntax is for a command than not i consider myself just above noob. still not really an experianced user, but not noob
Originally posted by tenmiles trickykid, you have 17000 posts and u call urself a noob. i have less than 25 and i dont really consider myself a complete noob. i admit that there is alot i do not know, but i know more than people who are starting out. i draw the line at knowing what my frined means when he tells me to enter some of the less common commands in the terminal. when i dont have to ask what the syntax is for a command than not i consider myself just above noob. still not really an experianced user, but not noob
I have over 400 posts... and I'm still very much a newbie... I think everyone is.. it's not derogatory... n00b is meant to be derogatory when used in gaming generally... here... it just means.. hey, I need some help guys...
If you post a question about something that you need help on, you're a newbie (or n00b) in that area... When people refer to n00b question... they are generally referring to something which should be avery simple task, but they haven't quite figured out yet... For me... one of my first newbie-type questions, i remember was trying to use my usb jumpdrive. Don't read anything on this site that says "n00b" as derogatory... think of it as "I'm new to linux, and I'm a little stuck here"
I absolutely detest the use of the word noob or even n00b,, Im not really sure why but it probably has to do with the derogatory use of those words in other boards.
newbie sounds better and the implied use of that word is not anywhere near as bad, but I gotta say if tricky still calls himself a newbie with all his linux experience and knowledge,,,,,,,,
then Im giving up linux altogether and going back to windows 3.11 cos theres just no hope for me at all
Sorry,,, but thats just tearing the @rse out of being humble tricky