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At what point does a "Noob" cease being a noob...

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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...and become a valued, contributing member?

This is my first thread, other than my introduction, and if I've posted it in the wrong area, then I'm happy for 'TPTB' to move it


I wonder because, in the short time since I joined up, I've seen many other Noobs come and rapidly disappear or have a spate of posting to up their post count in order to make a first thread, only to seemingly quieten down again.

And I wonder why? Of course this is a huge generalisation on my part, many - I'm sure - have been regularly active since hopping on the ATS wagon.

Similarly it seems there are certain members whose opinion or posts/threads are taken more seriously than others and, while tenure of membership can be attributed to this in part, I'm curious as to ATSers' opinions on what constitutes a valid, contributing member and at what point a Noob reaches this.

Thanks for taking the time to view this first thread, and my gratitude for any contributing posts




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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When they stop referring to themselves as a noob.





posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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At what point does a "Noob" cease being a noob?


When you don't have to ask that question anymore...


Kidding of course.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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It doesn't matter when you joined as long as you make good contributions.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Well obviously more well known members are taken more seriously but i still feel others are given the chance.

I'm a noob and anything i have asked for has been offered to me

(Don't misinterprete this)- But alot of noobs just come here to post nonsense until they can post their own nonsense....

Now this may be the case for people you have seen/known, but if it is serious and legitimate stuff i'm sure they would have been taken seriously

Yet again, i must admit, i may not be correct?



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Ha. Fair play.

So it is upto the "fresh meat", as I will now refer to myself, to decide for themselves?

Thanks for your post



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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Kidding you may be, but perhaps you make a valid point.

I could get philosophical about this...but I'll spare you as there's no saying any of it will make sense or even be relevant!

Thanks for your response




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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Im going to say you cease to be a noob when your thread gets in the "Member current picks or Most popular" Scene for a while, or when you get over 1000 posts.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Nosred
It doesn't matter when you joined as long as you make good contributions.


Alrighty. So who decides what constitutes a good contribution? Or is it just decided by general consensus via the starring and flagging system?

Cheers for your reply



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by ThorsBrother
alot of noobs just come here to post nonsense until they can post their own nonsense....


Oh yeah, I've seen enough of that!

But how do we collectively decide what is nonsense when there are such a variety of interests amongst members?

Thanks for your contribution



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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Ha, yea pretty much.
Aslong as your contributing something positive to a thread - whether it be a personal perspective, solid evidence or even just some humor, who cares how long you have been here I say.

There will always be people riding around on their high horse.

edit on 13-9-2011 by homeslice because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Hi spw184, thanks for joining in


So would you say then that its a case of popularity and persistence?



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by homeslice
reply to post by Mouldilocks
 


Aslong as your contributing something positive to a thread - whether it be a personal perspective, solid evidence or even just some humor, who cares how long you have been here I say.



This is a school of thought I can buy into.

Positive participation, regardless of content.

Yeah. I like



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by Mouldilocks

Originally posted by Nosred
It doesn't matter when you joined as long as you make good contributions.


Alrighty. So who decides what constitutes a good contribution? Or is it just decided by general consensus via the starring and flagging system?

Cheers for your reply


Well, it is obviously the existing community.. And there are always those (in a community this large) that will agree with: theory this, theory that...


But you have to think of the weak willed ones who will post, get debunked/slagged off, and never return?!

Personally i think the S&F system i kinda fair and also not, as it has helped me find members who are educated in the fields that i am interested...
edit on 13/9/2011 by ThorsBrother because: grammar



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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When you're max level
no wut i min?




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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"Aslong as your contributing something positive to a thread - whether it be a personal perspective, solid evidence or even just some humor, who cares how long you have been here I say. "

I think this is a very good answer.
Try to make each post count, quality vs quantity. Another advise I would tell you is, if you want to post a topic or news story, search for it before you post.. honestly though, the search thing does not always work so duplicate threads happen.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by ThorsBrother

Personally i think the S&F system i kinda fair and also not, as it has helped me find members who are educated in the fields that i am interested...


I'd tend to agree. The star and flag system is good as a road map, so to speak, to direct toeards personal areas of interest.

But what if we're missing out on great topics being brought to the floor by people who have yet to earn them?!

Care to elaborate on how you see the S&F system as unfair?




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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When they stop gettin pwned.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
When you're max level
no wut i min?




No. No I don't know what you mean.

Does that make me a Noob?!



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by ReadyPower
quality vs quantity.


A great piece of advice I endeavour to keep in mind.

Thanks for contributing



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