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Be Nice To Noobs

 
Stan James
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I've been a troubled lately by some responses to new members that I thought were a bit harsh. It is good to encourage folks to use Google and other resources to the fullest, but I'm afraid we're coming down too hard on the folks we want to welcome in. Any thoughts from the moderators?
 
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That's the Prime Directive here at the Ranch:, and everyone who has registered here has clicked a button saying they agree to follow the number one rule:

Be Nice.

I (and the other staff) am always willing to receive PMs reporting not-nice behavior. Your complaints will be kept confidential, and we'll do what we can to resolve the problem quuickly and nicely.
 
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You know, a simple Google search would reveal that this is a friendly place for Java Greenhorns. :roll:

 
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And I think that goes for when MODERATORS aren't being nice, either. I'll admit to occasionally being a little grumpy when i've just gotten out of bed and see another post by someone with a bad screen name, or who has posted the question in multiple forums. (yes, this means I usually check the ranch before I have my morning coffee).

Everyone should feel free to report ANYBODY's 'not nice' behavior to a bartender or a sherrif.
 
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Exactly, even when instructing someone that a google search would be a better approach for broad questions such as "What is Ajax?" (a recent favorite), "please"s and "thank you"s should still be used.
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Exactly, even when instructing someone that a google search would be a better approach for broad questions such as "What is Ajax?" (a recent favorite), "please"s and "thank you"s should still be used.


Agreed, although I'm sure I am guilty of sometimes being too shortspoken. It's good to get a reminder from time to time.

So if you see me being grumpy, feel free to tell me directly - it's valuable feedback to me!
 
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