[ubuntu-uk] Not everyone is an expert!

pete smout psmouty at live.com
Fri Aug 23 19:19:02 UTC 2013

On 22/08/13 15:59, Gareth France wrote:
>>> It's not just here. I have seen this in other online forums. It seems
>>> that when you require the help the most is when certain individuals
>>> have the least patience. I shall continue to lurk but I'm afraid that
>>> my enthusiasm for engaging in conversation is not what it once was.
>> I second this,  I have come across the get lost and use google brigade
>> even when asking for advice based on peoples personal experiences,  with
>> something.  its really off putting,.   I have however found this forum
>> friendly and helpful so  in this context it is OTHER forums where I have
>> had problems.  but end of the day it's still the GNU/Linux community
>> that looks bad.
>> Paul
> I am in a dead area for user groups and would like to start one up. I
> feel it would be a great help to have something physical where people
> can go for help, support and encouragement. However whenever I mention
> this and try to push for it I just get hit with a whole lot of negative
> comments and lethargy. Nobody seems willing to support the idea at all
> and I think it's a real shame. There seems to be a lot of laziness and
> 'let somebody else deal with it' attitude going on. I'm more than happy
> to set one up but it's not easy when you don't have any proof that
> anybody else will even turn up!

Where are you? If we are close then I will help out!
always happy to meet like minded people ;)

> We all need to remember at all times that when we talk on these forums,
> chat rooms, web pages that we are representing the brand (whichever
> floats your boat) and so should keep it positive, constructive and
> supportive at all times. If any of us feels the need to drag the tone
> down we really shouldn't be doing so in such a public way, keep it 1 on 1.
Agreed 100%

Peter Smout

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