Recent

Author Topic: Newbie section in the forum  (Read 3215 times)

vicot

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
Newbie section in the forum
« on: November 30, 2013, 10:50:17 pm »
Could you please add a Newbie section in the forum?
Thanks

taazz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
Re: Newbie section in the forum
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 10:57:53 pm »
all sections are newbie sections.
Good judgement is the result of experience … Experience is the result of bad judgement.

OS : Windows 7 64 bit
Laz: Lazarus 1.4.4 FPC 2.6.4 i386-win32-win32/win64

vicot

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
Re: Newbie section in the forum
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 10:59:45 pm »
all sections are newbie sections.

Well, it does not seem so to me. Many topics are advanced. What I mean by Newbie section is a place where total newbies can ask their silly questions.

taazz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
Re: Newbie section in the forum
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 11:05:25 pm »
The topics might seem advanced and in most cases uninteresting to an outsider but the questions are asked from newbies on the subject. You can say that the entire forum is targeting newbies. Please select the most appropriate group and ask your question there.
Good judgement is the result of experience … Experience is the result of bad judgement.

OS : Windows 7 64 bit
Laz: Lazarus 1.4.4 FPC 2.6.4 i386-win32-win32/win64

CM630

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 858
  • Не съм сигурен, че те разбирам.
    • http://sourceforge.net/u/cm630/profile/
Re: Newbie section in the forum
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 08:11:23 am »
I agree with Taazz. You can ask whatever, just keep in mind that posting in the proper subforum could bring you to a solution faster. From this point of view all sections are newbie.
You could start with the General thread, probably.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 08:14:45 am by paskal »
Лазар 1,8,2;W7 64bit or XP 32bit;FPC3,0,4;rev 57369

JD

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1758
Re: Newbie section in the forum
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 09:49:19 am »
If a newbie section existed, I can guarantee you that most (not all) of the advanced users will go not there. It will be seen as a "play pen" & not worthy of much attention so most of their questions may remain unanswered which will hinder the adoption of Lazarus by new users.

Besides, nobody is an expert in ALL areas in this forum. In my case I'm rather raw where screen graphics, screen painting & web programming (I need to learn Brook Framework  :() are concerned but very strong with networking, databases, algorithms & math in general. So I may ask a newbie question from time to time depending on my needs.

Some of these newbie questions are actually thought provoking & make you see things from the viewpoint of users however naive that may be. In the final analysis, it is the end user that counts.

So let newbies post their questions in the appropriate sections & their questions will be addressed from there.  :D

JD
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 10:01:32 am by JD »
Windows (10, 7) - Lazarus 2.0RC3/FPC 3.2, NewPascal, Delphi

Indy 10.6 series; mORMot; Zeos 7.2.1; SQLite, Firebird, PostgreSQL & MariaDB; VirtualTreeView 5.5.3 R1