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Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:06 PM


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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (3/28/2013)
Good answer: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/167452/what-are-the-most-effective-ways-to-guide-new-users/167510#167510

I know we don't keep people away, but treating them with respect, somewhat without regards to how snippy they may appear, is something I would hope we strive for.


+1000

I've long been concerned that we border on unwelcoming at times. I fully support and advocate this attitude.


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Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:55 PM


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Koen Verbeeck (3/28/2013)
Totally unrelated - as usual in this topic - I got the MCSE Business Intelligence certificate today.
Because someone has to answer all those BI questions on this forum


Heartiest of congratulations to you on this accomplishment!

The best I can boast of is having serious certificate envy.



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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 5:34 AM


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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (3/28/2013)
Good answer: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/167452/what-are-the-most-effective-ways-to-guide-new-users/167510#167510

I know we don't keep people away, but treating them with respect, somewhat without regards to how snippy they may appear, is something I would hope we strive for.


Another site that I joined recently, has already managed to pretty much chase me away (not a technical site.) I posted what I thought was a straight-forward question about storing a firearm in the house, and got one or two relatively helpful responses, and a string of...
Well lets call them less-then-helpful and leave it at that.

Treating a visitor with respect (think of it as they're visiting your house, or your business) is a sure-fire way to keep them coming back. Look at me, my early questions probably had Lynn, Gail, et al wondering what I was smoking. Now...
Well, OK, I'm still not Mr Knowledge...

But I'm still here.
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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 5:36 AM


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Anyone thinking of going to see the popcorn movie that is "GIJoe: Retaliation"?

I'm debating between waiting until tomorrow, or going to see it tonight on my own, then tomorrow with the wife...

Yes, I'm a nut.

Last weekend, we did "Olympus has fallen" then "The Croods" the next day...


Wife and son saw it last night. My wife doesn't usually love those kinds of movies, but she said it was enjoyable. Not much plot (cartoon like were her words), but great effects and scenes.

I want to go now.


It's a movie, based on a cartoon / comic book made to sell toys, that were based on older toys...
A cartoon in which despite firing hundreds of rounds per-episode at near point-blank range, no one EVER got hit (or at least not seriously)

Sadly, I didn't get to see it last night, but will be going tonight...
Jason
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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 8:21 AM


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Anyone thinking of going to see the popcorn movie that is "GIJoe: Retaliation"?

I'm debating between waiting until tomorrow, or going to see it tonight on my own, then tomorrow with the wife...

Yes, I'm a nut.

Last weekend, we did "Olympus has fallen" then "The Croods" the next day...


Wife and son saw it last night. My wife doesn't usually love those kinds of movies, but she said it was enjoyable. Not much plot (cartoon like were her words), but great effects and scenes.

I want to go now.


It's a movie, based on a cartoon / comic book made to sell toys, that were based on older toys...
A cartoon in which despite firing hundreds of rounds per-episode at near point-blank range, no one EVER got hit (or at least not seriously)

Sadly, I didn't get to see it last night, but will be going tonight...
Jason


Well, they were lasers. And they did have them set to "slight jolt"




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Anyone thinking of going to see the popcorn movie that is "GIJoe: Retaliation"?

I'm debating between waiting until tomorrow, or going to see it tonight on my own, then tomorrow with the wife...

Yes, I'm a nut.

Last weekend, we did "Olympus has fallen" then "The Croods" the next day...


Wife and son saw it last night. My wife doesn't usually love those kinds of movies, but she said it was enjoyable. Not much plot (cartoon like were her words), but great effects and scenes.

I want to go now.


It's a movie, based on a cartoon / comic book made to sell toys, that were based on older toys...
A cartoon in which despite firing hundreds of rounds per-episode at near point-blank range, no one EVER got hit (or at least not seriously)

Sadly, I didn't get to see it last night, but will be going tonight...
Jason


Well, they were lasers. And they did have them set to "slight jolt"


Now I want to drag out some of my old 80's GI Joe Marvel comics and see if:
A) Anybody ever got hit (I think they did)
B) Fatally? (Except the generic COBRA troopies, I think a picture of one of them is in the dictionary under "cannon fodder")
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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 10:10 AM


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Anyone thinking of going to see the popcorn movie that is "GIJoe: Retaliation"?

I'm debating between waiting until tomorrow, or going to see it tonight on my own, then tomorrow with the wife...

Yes, I'm a nut.

Last weekend, we did "Olympus has fallen" then "The Croods" the next day...


Wife and son saw it last night. My wife doesn't usually love those kinds of movies, but she said it was enjoyable. Not much plot (cartoon like were her words), but great effects and scenes.

I want to go now.


It's a movie, based on a cartoon / comic book made to sell toys, that were based on older toys...
A cartoon in which despite firing hundreds of rounds per-episode at near point-blank range, no one EVER got hit (or at least not seriously)

Sadly, I didn't get to see it last night, but will be going tonight...
Jason


Well, they were lasers. And they did have them set to "slight jolt"


Now I want to drag out some of my old 80's GI Joe Marvel comics and see if:
A) Anybody ever got hit (I think they did)
B) Fatally? (Except the generic COBRA troopies, I think a picture of one of them is in the dictionary under "cannon fodder")


You could pull the old cartoons up on netflix

Wish the new spinoff would have lasted longer than it did (Renegades)




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Koen Verbeeck (3/28/2013)
Totally unrelated - as usual in this topic - I got the MCSE Business Intelligence certificate today.
Because someone has to answer all those BI questions on this forum


AWESOME!

Congrats. Keep the answers flowing.


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Totally unrelated - as usual in this topic - I got the MCSE Business Intelligence certificate today.
Because someone has to answer all those BI questions on this forum


AWESOME!

Congrats. Keep the answers flowing.


Err - don't you mean "Keep the answers ETLing"?




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Anyone thinking of going to see the popcorn movie that is "GIJoe: Retaliation"?

I'm debating between waiting until tomorrow, or going to see it tonight on my own, then tomorrow with the wife...

Yes, I'm a nut.

Last weekend, we did "Olympus has fallen" then "The Croods" the next day...


Wife and son saw it last night. My wife doesn't usually love those kinds of movies, but she said it was enjoyable. Not much plot (cartoon like were her words), but great effects and scenes.

I want to go now.


It's a movie, based on a cartoon / comic book made to sell toys, that were based on older toys...
A cartoon in which despite firing hundreds of rounds per-episode at near point-blank range, no one EVER got hit (or at least not seriously)

Sadly, I didn't get to see it last night, but will be going tonight...
Jason


Well, they were lasers. And they did have them set to "slight jolt"


Now I want to drag out some of my old 80's GI Joe Marvel comics and see if:
A) Anybody ever got hit (I think they did)
B) Fatally? (Except the generic COBRA troopies, I think a picture of one of them is in the dictionary under "cannon fodder")


Which reminds me of a joke:

What are the three words you'll never hear an Imperial Stormtrooper say?

"I got one!"


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