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I saw that if you post +- 1000 times you have the right of being a guru or a LQ addict.
Well, suppose I make 1000 stupid questions (this is question #1 of the list ). Then I can become a guru, technically. I'd like to know if someone that reached this status and is not a true guru had the decency of naming him/herself as a LQ addict...
well (pre moderator) finegan and taz.devil both were are addicits as is thymox and a couple of others... you can choose. Personally i always found the title Guru just begged for critisism and inspection, so i started again from 0 till i was made a mod.
Ok... I think you misunderstood a lil'. I'm talking about some script kiddies (and the like), that surely exists here too. They like to enlarge theirselves even when they don't have balls for that. You, taz.devil, finegan, thymox and lots of others are always posting useful stuff and helping others. And what about 1000 posts asking where's the difference between Linux and Windows, AMD X Intel, RH x Slackware and the like...? They can become gurus!!!
yeah sadly, there's nothing we can do to stop them... they just would seldom stick around long enough to get there anyway. You really can't get that far without learning something by accident tho. there have been a few kiddies that have got pretty high ...trickykid is a script kiddie but i never said that... but they did get bored and thought they were too good for this place, but i know that they did finally learn something though. i'll mention no names of course...
Personnally, even after a 1000 questions here, I wouldn't dare trying to be considered as a guru. Because, I know that I wouldn't be one( unless doing a masters in the meantime!) It's just a mater of honesty!). Now when I see something posted by a guru/moderator, I'm considering this as coming from someone who knows what the f*** he is talking! And so far I was not disappointed!
Don't always take what we say at face value, do some research. I know that I have, in the past, been wrong on many occasions. Oh, and I'll be the first to admit that I am in no way a guru - I'm glad that Jeremy gave us the option, and I'm glad that it was 'LQ Addict' because it somes it up nicely.
I never take anything as face value but I do tend to give more credit( maybe my mistake! ) to gurus or moderators or LQ addicts ortherwise why have that statement under the nickname. I'm a newbee in linux, and that's why I'm here, to learn, and how can you learn if it is not from people who know more than you (unless you are a genius!)
It is kind of nice to be able to look at someone and say, 'ok, that person must know something', how else would he get there? Well I rode finegan's coattail so that hid many mistakes, but as now one of only two 'Addicts', i'd also be lying to call myself guru-ish. I know some stuff, basics and a 'tad' beyond, other than that, i might as well create a new name. Hmmm ...
supprisingly, i found this thread right after reading the same thing, vfs. i was wondering how the hell i could change my status from newbie, considering Linux has been my core operating system for almost five years...and i won't claim guru-ship either...there is plenty i do not know, but i'm definately not a newbie. (i only posted this to change my status )
Originally posted by taz.devil It is kind of nice to be able to look at someone and say, 'ok, that person must know something', how else would he get there? Well I rode finegan's coattail so that hid many mistakes
Aside from having learned far too much about wireless gear just trying to get my own house to work, I'm with the majority here, swallowing the title of Guru just felt a little too... I don't know... presumptuous? I was happy that when Taz (who's coat-tails I rode in on :P ) and I got to have first crack at being the addicts. Honestly though, I think we need to wheedle Jeremy into thinking up a modified moderator title for when Trick and Kewp flip 5k. Aside from my favorite suggestion of crack monkey of course.