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But do you really want to have the 'Member' moniker? I'm on 500+ posts and I still consider myself a newb on many aspects of Linux. Hell, I'm over 1/2 way to being 'Guru', and I'll be buggared if I'm 1/2 way to being a guru.
Originally posted by LinuzRulz How long before I cease to be a newbie and get the "member" moniker?
And what I saw to the left when I loaded the page:
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Confederate States of America
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1, LFS, RH 7.2
So I guess the answer is probably 30. Only 970 more 'till guru... but most people moderator out first.
There should be an intermediate step... like uber-troll, overly loquatious, Slackware user, extremely bored at work/school, or post-junkie. I think this one makes 550 posts for me and I still can't configure Samba. I just bothered to hook up a printer to a Linux box for the first time the other day. Wow, I just realized... its been 1 year and a day since I first installed the uber-buggy RedHat 7.0 on my first Linux box.
I think I'm going to have a moment.
Yeah, right... well anyway; The point I was getting to was that no matter what you learn, there's always something nifty out there to try. I've got a friend with a stack of P1 133's. I mean a stack, like 6-7. I keep threatening to build a cluster, or possibly a render farm... okay really just an orchard maybe.
550 posts... 100 about nothing at all: my preference in cheese etc., at least 100 about how to win a fight with X, 50+ about LFS, another 100 about how to kick the snot out of an ethernet card, invariably either a tulip or an rtl8139 which is why I buy a lot of 3com, 50 more or so on how to make apache do what you want, another 50 about sendmail... that of course never solves a problem but makes the guy know that he's not alone: everyone hates sendmail, maybe another 50 on how to properly break an old laptop, and another 50 or so about how not to pour picklejuice on your processor, fry eggs on your athlon (which you can do), or not to try and mount a music CD.
i just noticed i have surpassed yet now 3000 ( looks down and has a brief moment thinking, god, i need a life ), it would take me days to go thru and find out how many are worthless posts and such... but i bet probably a good 500 posts alone by me mentioned to run Xconfigurator...to configure X on redhat that is.
Only because it seems to be the proper thing to do with this thread, I had to post. This gives myself also yet another post that out of 600 sum posts, I think 25 might be of true value. So what do we say? 400 more posts and i'll be a guru, now that doesn't necessarily mean linux-wise, because we all know that ain't true, but I will gladly say I am a guru of crap. I have my B.S. (Bull Shi*) degree and am quite proud of the fact that I can make anything sound 100 times more important than it really is! And for my funny freind finegan, a great Geruggh Flugosh Eeguhh to you and your great uber-troll idear!
Originally posted by taz.devil I have my B.S. (Bull Shi*) degree and am quite proud of the fact that I can make anything sound 100 times more important than it really is! And for my funny freind finegan, a great Geruggh Flugosh Eeguhh to you and your great uber-troll idear!
Unfortunately, I'm worse off: B.A. English. Certifiably worthless. More moniker thoughts: anyone with an average word count per post of 100+: Dickens-troll. Anyone that posts 50%+ in security: Orwell disciple. Anyone that talks about their distro as if it has a personality: Jungian. Those guys that go on about their distro above all other and how even Slack should embrace RPMs, blah blah blah: Kipling post-colonial imperialist. The rare few guys whose posts seem to be knowledgable, on-topic, and yet totally un-followable: beat hacker.
Stop me before I deconstruct the textuality of my own post like some over-caffenated undergrad.
Man, a 14 hour nap hits the spot. Fliberdyboo!
A note to Linuzrulz: my apologies, but you must know that a thread started in General tends not to stay on topic past the third follow-up. Actually, it may be a requirement. I think Kewp will close the thread if its showing any continuity past 10.
There's more than one mod around here, and unlike kewp........... I take keep-post-alive bribes.
But don't let anyone know.........DOH!
I reckon that my first 20 post were actually useful, trying to get a winmodem to work. After that, well, let me put it this way. I'm a moderator, but I reckon that there are plenty of ppl here who know more about Linux than I do. A hell of a lot more.
But I love this site. Nothing beats the Linux community.
actually i don't believe i've EVER pertained to having any morals of any sort...
I was a guru, and i really didn't like it, as soon as i was a guru, and i got a single thing wrong, people started going "oh, some guru you are..." when i never asked for the bloody title in the first place. so i changed my name to bluecadet, and started a new. then got made a mod and came back to this name as i wasn't a guru anymore, and felt less under pressure. still thinking about bribing jeremy to copy those 550 posts over...
*start quoting me here*
I doubt i'm the only one that realises I know sh*t about linux in the grand scheme of things as many of you will concede.
*finish quoting here*
*write I AGREE here*
I mean well in general tho. and i'm learning. seeing as how I didn't get the systems programming job i went after I instead get to concentrate a damn site more on teaching myself to be a sysadmin. first step Perl, then NIS then BIND i think.
I STILL haven't had a useful solution to my first post here... really really odd problem... X would only load if my pci modem was conected if not, black screen.... so odd.
looks like aussie is the next up-and-coming guru... five bucks says he mods out in the distro forum.
hehe, i'm fairly confident i'll be with the "tumbleweed and me" forum for a fair while if not ever! best place for me maybe. except when I wanna close a thread like that troll one on newbie a few hours back. dammit rachel where are you? having a life????
oh and in advance, i'll prolly be absent pretty much for a month or so maybe whilst i'm between houses once i finish uni, and living with the girls folks, who don't want to get cable.... net cafe here i come...
oh and i hereby declare i EASILY have the besst name on this site. by miiiiiiiiiiiles. nearest contender i'd say was (is?) Colonel Panic, but there's too much KFC in it for me...
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 02-16-2002 at 06:26 PM.
Originally posted by acid_kewpie hehe, i'm fairly confident i'll be with the "tumbleweed and me" forum for a fair while if not ever! best place for me maybe. except when I wanna close a thread like that troll one on newbie a few hours back. dammit rachel where are you? having a life????
hmmm... browsing, reading, posting, and moding on a saturday night... yeah... i've got me a life.
unfortunately, i don't seem to have the super-mod-like vigilance that kewp does. he must have some sixth sense that goes off like a beacon when the trolls and denziens of the internet try to sully the good name of his forum. i can just see him, in the middle of a restaurant... "hmm... somethings amiss on LQ - i must get connectivity now!!!"
soon... we're going to have to start throwing online wakes for users and mods who, after finally and painfully making their way into our little community here, throw all their hundreds of posts away by getting a life... like jamie...
cinnix was another of my faves that disappeared a few months ago.