US27 - it's good to hear that you received a warm welcome. Now had Dog disagreed with you, what do you think?
I think he would have told me what he thought of my ideas, but likely would have been good about it. The reason I say that is because when I post an answer to someone's question, I word it like "this is what I've done" or "if it were mine I would do this". Also if I'm not very sure about what the correct and seaman-like answer should be, I read and learn instead of offering up my opinion of little value.
24 hour summary (see if this jives with everyone else's experience):
-If Dog agrees with you, you're okay*
It's not a requirement for being okay, but it helps.
-It's good to start off by answering others' questions as best you can**
Even better than that, read and learn. Then when you have an answer that actually makes sense, offer it up.
-It might be good to wait a few years before throwing up your first thread***
Not necessary, but if you do your homework there won't be many questions that the average newb couldn't get answered with Google.
-Don't make Dog answer a question that's been asked 16M times****
-NEVER float an old thread*****
Hell, I did that just a couple of months ago. I quickly replied to myself for being a dumbass that floated an old thread.
-Don't ask a stupid question - especially 16M times
Again, do your own homework. No fair cheating off the old guys.
-If you're going to start a crapstorm like Xort did, just make sure you have a Conky around to draw fire******
That's an excellent plan.
-Don't complain about stuff that the old guys around here have already complained about FOREVER
A quick search will tell you that.
-Inside jokes and bashing can be pretty intimidating - but once you're in it's a good place to be*******
It's good to be the king. Just ask dog.