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Thread: Should this thread be banned?

  1. #11
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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Yeah it was a joke - hence the

    Subtlety is an art I don't get very well (obviously).

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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by floke View Post
    Yeah it was a joke - hence the

    Subtlety is an art I don't get very well (obviously).
    Fair enough.

    Its hard in the sterile web to convey feeling.

    I do see what you were attempting to say here and i will think on it.
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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    In retrospect I would have left it out. But there you go.
    Sorry.

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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Yo chose a wrong way to asses the 'noob' friendliness of the forum IMO. A better way would have been to post a very noobish question or two and from that evaluate how members react to noobs.
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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Well it was meant as a discussion piece, rather than a personal curiosity item. I've posted plenty of 'noob' questions on this forum, so I know what I think about it.

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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by floke View Post
    Anyone hate noobs?
    Quote Originally Posted by floke View Post
    View Poll Results: Do yo hate noobs?
    Those two statements ^^ do not convey :

    Quote Originally Posted by floke View Post
    One of the biggest issues in Linux land - as anyone who enters it knows - is the approach towards 'noobs'. Some distros/forums (eg Gentoo) have a reputation for being very noob unfriendly; others - most notably this one, have a reputation for being very 'noob' friendly. Personally, I think this is a good thing.

    I've recently been spending some time on a lot of other forums, and the perception of this one seems to be that its very friendly, but has a lot of 'noobs' on it (whatever a 'noob' is, I have to say that I don't really know to be honest, but there you go). So - I started a thread to test the level (or rather the non-level) of elitism in the Ubuntu forums
    + 1 closing the thread as you worded it ...
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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Floke

    I totally support the staffs action with the thread in question because of the way it had been composed.

    If you were trying to gauge the attitude of Members to beginners there is far better ways to ask , and far better Adjectives to use .
    Your choice of words for your Poll was poor as was the title of your Thread.

    You need to remember , Ubuntu Forums is the Official front end for Ubuntu. We are one of the main support vehicles for Ubuntu and Canonical. Therefore we are going to get many beginners posting to this Forum. Especially so now that main stream builders ( eg Dell) are shipping with Ubuntu installed.

    It is therefore vital that these beginners feel welcome and safe to post here.

    A thread and poll constructed the way you had done looks very bad and is contrary to what we are here for.

    Beginners are more than welcome here , they are encouraged to visit here. The more the better . As this will grow Linux.

    In future if anyone wants to survey subjects like this , it would be better to consult staff members first submit the idea for approval.
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    Re: Should this thread be banned?

    Fair enough.
    My apologies for the hassle.

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