I consider myself a noob when it comes to linux in any flavor. Even though I'm aquainted with the CLI in Mac OS, Buit my own rigs a few times. Always google a problem before posting. I usually figure out things for myself but there are always things I need help with specifically commands used in the CLI to solve a problem.
I'm under the thinking that a lot can get done in the cli than in any gui app for a solution to a problem..for the most part any way.
I'm always polite with people, never condescending & I always try to help someone else with their problems. Now that being said the Mint forums leave a lot to be desired, they are condescending, they ignore you, and a certain few can get down right insulting. the last thing a person needs when they have a computer problem is someone mocking them or giving smart a$$ answers that they know have no bearing on the issue at hand.
when I first started on my quest to drop Mac OS and move to linux it took some decision making in which OS to go with.
the Community in the ubuntu forum has made my decision for me. And it wasnt even on a post I made or a thread I started, I did a search on a problem on google came up with this forum and a description of my problem being close I clicked on it. It showed me that people here really care about keepin this OS on top, and not just concerned with themselves but with helping others.