foggytown wrote:try a little respect.
belovedmonster wrote:The one flaw in this post is it mentions people having outdated views of Linux. Fact is most people have never even heard of Linux.
So I say encouragement and a willingness to help another who has gathered up the courage to finally ask a total stranger for help is a way.
foggytown wrote:Many in the Windows world have outdated views of Linux--how often do we hear "it is too hard", or "Linux is only for geeks", or other such views that may have been true 5 years ago but are not true now.
Fred wrote:FOSS has traditionally been a meritocracy. Those with the most knowledge and do the most and the best work rise to the top in the community. There is no one man one vote system. The people with the power earned it with their work. They make decisions that ultimately affect others based on their better judgment, not on consensus or majority opinion.
The FOSS community has always been inclusive, welcoming and encouraging anybody that wanted to learn and contribute. As the community has grown, there is more and more difference between users and developers. They are no longer both the same people. We now have pure users, pure developers, and everything in between. This in itself is a source of friction as these different groups at times have different goals and expectations.
yamawho wrote:Linux forums are to only way for most to learn. I have found that the attitude in forums is extremely important. New users should be encouraged and not made fun of or worst ... ignored. There should be no post left unanswered.
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