Originally Posted by mrwuffles
so guys i need a boat what should i get ive looked through everything and i cant get an answer thats all i can tell you right now
Yep, although in jest,
that's probably a good example of why some members that have been with SailNet a long time chastise a newer member. They see those kinds of incomplete questions/statements quite a lot. It's like those mole looking critters that keep popping up out of their holes, and the player tries to pound it back into it's hole! Amusing, but it gets a little old after awhile. Hence the reprimands.
That said, I still think subtlety is a wonderful virtue, in most cases, when it comes to trying to help with or correct minor infractions. When it is done in a subtle and positive way, I've seen that most people respond in kind....some however, do not. Time for the ole mole bat!
Coming from a back round of too many days spent surfing, a slight case of dyslexia and generally having my head up and locked in my younger days, grammar and spelling is not exactly my forte. I did a lot of site lurking (as it seems many are doing) before my first post.
I think some lurkers and newbies (I still consider myself new to the site) feel somewhat intimidated by the vast amount of knowledge/education and experience of the membership here. So maybe some restraint should be exercised when trying to get information/explaination from a newbie. This may encourage the exchange and participation of all members and may attract new members as well.
I've found that this site has one of the most diverse memberships I've ever seen and it would be a shame to exclude ideas/knowledge of those who may feel somewhat intimidated by the more experienced to contribute because of the fear of a spelling, punctuation or grammatical error they may make. Hell, you wouldn't believe how LOOONG this took to post....between brain farts and looking up correct spelling, I need a NAP!!
I do try.
SO WHAT if ya make an error, join in!! Share the knowledge and entertainment, yeah you may have to dodge the 'mole bat' on occassion, but it's only 1's and 0's!