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Old 05-07-2007, 10:29 PM   #1
cheeseandpenguins
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How long does one have to keep this title of 'newbie'?


how do u progress to a 'member' or 'senior member'? is it the amount of answers you give? do ur questions have anything to do with it? or is it just ur answers? ...
 
Old 05-07-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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It's determined by the number of posts.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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When you no longer make ID ten T errors, you are no longer a newbie.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 05:33 AM   #4
XavierP
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From the Site FAQ:
When will the board stop calling me a newbie?.

And I have moved this to LQ Suggestions and Feedback as this is a question about the site.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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When you can write a three line awk scipt in less than a day and a half!
 
Old 05-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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awk scrip

Whats that
 
Old 05-08-2007, 08:16 PM   #7
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I'll always be a "newbie", because if I feel that I have mastered anything, I'll move on. The learning is the reward. I've been in the IT world for most of my life, (I'm an old fart to most of you, at least age wise) and really don't think that I've mastered, Netware, AIX, ssp, OS400, Linux, or DOS yet. No longer have the opportunity to play with a couple of them, but I will not stop learning. There's a lot of basically worthless paper that hangs on the wall over my desk that says that I'm good at what I do. But most of the satisfaction I get from my job, is learning how to do some little dumb task. It's the "I figured that out" thing. I've been lucky that I can make my living learning and suporting those operating systems.

So here's a permanent "noob". I'll always want to learn more about anything you throw at me.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 10:11 PM   #8
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50 posts, or when you can get a winmodem working in less than an hour with no idea what it is.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 01:56 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckbuhler
I'll always be a "newbie", because if I feel that I have mastered anything, I'll move on. The learning is the reward. I've been in the IT world for most of my life, (I'm an old fart to most of you, at least age wise) and really don't think that I've mastered, Netware, AIX, ssp, OS400, Linux, or DOS yet. No longer have the opportunity to play with a couple of them, but I will not stop learning. There's a lot of basically worthless paper that hangs on the wall over my desk that says that I'm good at what I do. But most of the satisfaction I get from my job, is learning how to do some little dumb task. It's the "I figured that out" thing. I've been lucky that I can make my living learning and suporting those operating systems.

So here's a permanent "noob". I'll always want to learn more about anything you throw at me.
wow... that's a really good answer... i too have been exposed to IT basicly all my life... but i'm only 17 so u probably know more about it all than me... but i enjoy knowing i can do some IT things that most in my age group don't hav a clue about... but yes i aggree that we will always b n00bs... whether we like it or not... thanx
 
Old 05-09-2007, 01:56 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by St.Jimmy
50 posts, or when you can get a winmodem working in less than an hour with no idea what it is.
haha thanx!
 
Old 05-09-2007, 06:51 AM   #11
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(As long as no one else is going to say the exact number, neither will I. )

IAC, when it happens, you'll notice.

On a more serious note, couldn't we find a better term than "newbie" for LQ newcomers who may have been doing *nix since before Linus was born. Or, like Ted Ts'o, are well known gurus. It is jarring to me to see him labelled a "newbie".

IMNRHO the term is condescending to the point of rudeness & insult, and a different label should be used -- one that implies a low post count, but does not denigrate the poster's content. One of the things that is good about LQ it its friendliness & lack of flaming, but labelling a newcomer a "newbie" is a official, low-level flame attached to every one of a recent registrants first posts. At least the status change to "member" is retroactive.

After writing the above, I re-read the Jargon File entry -- http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/N/newbie.html -- and remembered how cruel the use of the term was during my military experience, and how cruel a New England private school modelled after British public schools can be.

In summary, the inherent tone of the term "newbie" is contrary to the spirit & policy of LQ.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #12
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As mentioned previously, the member titles are not an indication of experience or knowledge level. They are merely indicative of how long you've been a member at LQ. Using them for anything but that will almost certainly lead you astray.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-09-2007, 04:58 PM   #13
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"How long..."

You mean if someone shows up and makes one post, then doesn't post for - let us say - a year, then comes back, they'll be a "member" and not a newbie?

Surely it is based strictly on post count?
 
Old 05-09-2007, 05:27 PM   #14
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To reiterate ( from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ain#faq_newbie )

Quote:
Your user title is based on the number of posts you have.

* 0 - 29 posts: Newbie
* 30 - 999 posts: Member
* 1000 posts: Senior Member
* After 5000 posts you can choose between Guru and LQ Addict
--jeremy
 
Old 05-10-2007, 06:33 AM   #15
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gosh, only 30 posts. Used to be 50.

Newbie- new to LQ! not to linux- what, are you a member/senior member of linux? no, that's obviously a title that refers to LQ. Personally, I don't think it's negative. And it's not THAT hard to get 30 posts up- especially when you are setting up a linux box for the first time, then sharing what you've learnt with others.

TG
 
  


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