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Old 10-16-2005, 05:23 AM   #1
gerald45
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When does a linux user cease to be a "newbie"


Hi, I was just wondering at what point it is generally considered a linux newbie advances to the next level of competance within the linux world (I don't know if there is a specific term for this)
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:25 AM   #2
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no telling really
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:57 AM   #3
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Wink

i've recompiled my kernel, installed gentoo from source, edited my fstab, broken and fixed my system numerous times, compiled programs, written programs (bad ones).

after all that.

I'm still a newbie
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:46 AM   #4
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Just start answering some technical questions - when you stop making a fool of yourself, and/or people stop correcting your answers, you're definitely progressing. ..

And ignore the rankings here on LQ - I've said to Jeremy I think they should be dropped altogether.
I've seen some awesome responses from people with just a post or two - remember a "new" person ain't necessarily a "newbie".
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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Re: When does a linux user cease to be a "newbie"

Quote:
Originally posted by gerald45
When does a linux user cease to be a "newbie"
One can never know all. I have a lot of questions right now. No shame in asking them too
 
Old 10-16-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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How does the ranking system on here work anyway?
From what I can work out there is:-
Newbie
Member
Senior Member
Moderator
Guru
 
Old 10-16-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Bonzodog
How does the ranking system on here work anyway?
From what I can work out there is:-
Newbie
Member
Senior Member
Moderator
Guru
No, when you have 5000 posts you can choose either to be Guru or LQ Addict.
Moderators are out of count. They are moderators of this forum
 
Old 10-16-2005, 04:37 PM   #8
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Originally posted by syg00
Just start answering some technical questions - when you stop making a fool of yourself, and/or people stop correcting your answers, you're definitely progressing. ..

And ignore the rankings here on LQ - I've said to Jeremy I think they should be dropped altogether.
I've seen some awesome responses from people with just a post or two - remember a "new" person ain't necessarily a "newbie".
Unfortunately I think we are all quite capable of making fools of ourselves occasionally...No matter what level of Linux experience we have.

With regard to people correcting your answers I would like to add this. No matter how much experience you have there will always be someone trying to correct you. As an example. In my experience recently, on another forum I might add, I was flat out told I was giving 'bad advice' to a new Linux user having problems with yum. The 'accuser' was a supposed Linux 'guru' with a lot of posts. My advice turned out to be sound and he was left with the proverbial 'egg on his face'. My point is...You will always have someone who wants to correct you, just don't let it get to you. When you feel you can answer questions with confidence and can back up your answers you are well on your way to be an experienced poster.

There are even a few folks out there who just want to show-off and impress people with their level of Linux 'knowledge' by posting very complicated (and often unnecessary or incorrect) solutions to simple problems. These people are just downright irritating in my opinion.

I fully agree with your second answer syg00...There are quite a few Linux users out there with low post counts that have been in the Linux game for quite a while, they may just be new to the forum, and not necessarily new to Linux. Rankings can be very misleading. I check out LQ on a daily basis and usually read as many posts as I can and frequently I find good advice I can use. I just don't log on and post unless I have something to say....Kinda' like now?

In my opinion, no matter how much experience we have with Linux as Phyrexicaid said, we will always be newbies. There is always something new to learn, or a situation we have never encountered before...That's what makes Linux so great...It aint' a 'no-brainer' OS!
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:02 PM   #9
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Originally posted by SlackerLX
No, when you have 5000 posts you can choose either to be Guru or LQ Addict.
Moderators are out of count. They are moderators of this forum
I believe that the choice of moderators is up to Jeremy (LQ's Root).

Quote:
Originally posted by Phyrexicaid
i've recompiled my kernel, installed gentoo from source, edited my fstab, broken and fixed my system numerous times, compiled programs, written programs (bad ones).

after all that.

I'm still a newbie
Hear Hear. Well said Phyrexicaid. Personally I'll just run with "never". I've been trying to learn this linux stuff for over 3 years, and what I know about linux could be written on the back of a very small postage stamp.

Though that doesn't stop me posting answers/replies if the Q looks anything like the "aggro" that I've experienced.

regards

John
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:26 PM   #10
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Your always a newbie... just like everyone else is.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:52 PM   #11
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Originally posted by trickykid
Your always a newbie... just like everyone else is.
I agree. I consider myself a newbie and I have been using linux for 5 years now...
 
Old 10-17-2005, 01:02 AM   #12
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Proud to be a n00b

I think as long as I'm learning new things, I'll always be a newbie.

n00bs RULZ!!
 
  


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