It’s that time of the year again! It’s the off-season, and we have nothing better to do than to flood the gallery with a bunch of non-sense pictures and chit chat all the time, right? Wrong! (I am just kidding about the pictures and chit chat of course, please don’t rain me with negative reps )
Off seaon is when we have some time to contemplate what has happened over the past year or so. We can use some of that contemplation around here just about now. After all, you’ve gone through another stressful year, and suddenly have all these time on your hand with nothing serious to talk about. So? Let’s talk about some serious stuff!
Most of you are now officially regular members of the Chief Delphi Forum. You’ve spent a year asking and answering questions, so you have no excuse to post things like “I NEED HELP WITH PNEUMATIC RIGHT NOW PLZ HLP!!!” in the general forum. Now that you are regular members to the Chief Delphi Forum, I want you guys to think about the following question and get back to me after at least 10 minutes of thoughts.
What would you say to a rookie member to the CD community who has absolutely no clue what being on Chief Delphi is all about, and need a lot of help settling in?
You could answer in the form of: “Don’t post things like ‘I NEED HELP WITH PNEUMATIC RIGHT NOW PLZ HLP!!!’ in the general forum.” or “Go read this this and this thread”.
OR you can come up with a little friendly introduction to help them understand what Chief Delphi is all about
OR better yet, you can come up with tutorials on:
- How to post questions in the appropriate place with the right manner.
- How to answer questions the right way.
- What’s appropriate behavior around here.
and so on…
You get the idea, right? I am trying to get you guys to think about next year when newer members are coming in without a clue what this is all about, and you suddenly find yourself wanting to 1. scream very loudly at them, and 2. write endless messages in the comment/suggestion forum telling them what they did wrong. Why do all that when you can think about this ahead of time and prepare yourself for the inevitable?
So think about it, will you, and get back to me. The person with the best tutorial(s) will get a check in the mail by the end of the summer.
Ok, maybe I am just kidding about the check. But at least there will be lots of positive reps, I hope :D.