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Old 11-29-2004, 04:58 PM   #16
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Originally posted by halo14
wtf?? lol!!

yep.. you're either a newbie or a guru... no intermediacy... lol...
I'm don't consider myself a newbie but there is a LOT more I can learn. Often people use to newbie to indicate their lack of knowledge in an area. If I post a question about something I don't know much about I would say that I'm a newb so people don't assume that I have some understanding of the subject.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:33 AM   #17
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im certainly a newbie, for linux that is.

there is nothing wrong with being called a n00b, unless its in an agressive manner i think. its almost a complement. nearly
 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:57 AM   #18
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I like the term "fresher" or "newcomer" or "learner" or even "student".

Newbie is not a very generic term, however. It is used mostly in the context of computers and technology in general.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:03 AM   #19
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I have no problem calling myself a n00b. In my own field I am considered a Guru, although I would hesitate to make that claim myself. In others, particularly this one, there are whole area's in which my understanding is almost zero. When I calll myself a n00b here its a shorthand way of saying, "sorry for being completey dim guys, but..."

I think that Guru is term that can only be given to you, people who claim it for themselves are too often deluded. Real Guru's understand the old adage - "the more I know, the more I realise I don't know"

But you can claim to be a n00b, its simply an admission that you really are out of your depth and need help, after all admitting there's a problem is the first step towards solving it.

"The company of those seeking the truth is infinitely preferable to that of those who think they've found it" - Terry Pratchett

Just my ever-so-humble opinion
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:11 PM   #20
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A rose by any other name....
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:22 AM   #21
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Undeniably true. But if you call a rose a pile of sh*t, it sounds a lot less attractive.

And although there are people claiming to have no particular dislike for piles of sh*t, the odor remains.

So I can't help but wonder why a rose would call himself a pile of sh*t

(with apologies for the somewhat distasteful comparison)
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:45 AM   #22
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why a rose would call himself a pile of sh*t
Talking roses! what are you smoking man? I want some!
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:02 AM   #23
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... But if you call a rose a pile of sh*t, it sounds a lot less attractive.

......
LOL HA HA

that reminds me of a quote i read somewhere "whats in a name?...but a chrysanthemum with any other name could have been spelt much easier"
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:44 AM   #24
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A little self-deprecation will bow your head before you enter the sacred Liunux temple with your question.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:05 AM   #25
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Frankly, I think that the term "n00b" or newbie is being misused by many people to be lazy and ask pretty silly questions on the forums. Out of all the posts which ask questions in the stupid manner (read: without doing research) 90% of them aren't (total) newbies at all. One would think they do know something about Linux but they are simply being lazy to search for a good answer. And they think it's an excuse for them to ask questions like:

Help!!
Please help me!!!!

A pretty good excuse, eh? Put a couple of smilies there and say, "I'm a n00b to Linux! Please help me install <this> or <that>!!!" without giving absolutely any details and assuming that the whole world can read their minds...

Even my first post on this forum wasn't a blind call for help! I detailed my problem as much as possible even though I was new to Linux at that time.

See here for my first thread on LQ (long time ago and still unanswered... )
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=127218

I did a hell of a lot of research before posting that one. Turned out that ATI hadn't released the 3d accelerated drivers for Linux at that time which wasn't so obvious.

Last edited by vharishankar; 12-02-2004 at 09:09 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:59 PM   #26
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The Linux development cycle is so fast that you can go to sleep on Friday a guru, and wake up Monday morning a newB. I like to break it down further myself (see sig below), and I dig LQ Addict as a title because it fits.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:19 PM   #27
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I just think it's bad english; but then I am a f**kin' snob, innit
 
  


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