in reply to Chatterbox - should I post/message?

I was pretty worried about posting, commenting in the CB, etc. when I initially joined this site and it all came down to two concerns
1. Looking like an idiot
2. Loosing what few XP I had

I finally decided to dive in after more than a year of lurking when I realized that I would never do anything about #1 unless I asked questions and learned from my mistakes, and #2 didn't matter.

I have since learned that the CB is a hoot. Crazy and cool stuff happens the time Limic~Region threw off his robes and ran around, or when Mr. Muskrat tells another of his terrible jokes.. and I would have never had the chance to meet other monks like merlynin person if I hadn't had the nerve to post in the CB.

Of course, there are always going to be a few jerks who may end up bashing you, but for the most part everyone here is pretty cool so it is easy to shrug off the flames and move on to more important things.

So, welcome...feel free to jump in, the water is just fine.

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Re: Re: Chatterbox - should I post/message?
by ravendarke (Beadle) on May 09, 2003 at 17:41 UTC
    What's wrong with lurking? I average about a post every six months or so (which means I'll be silent until November, now)

    Interestingly, I when I typed that first sentence, I wrote "What's wrong with lurning?" I guess that is what I do here mostly. I'm not too gud at it though. :)

      absolutely nothing at all...I lurk most of the time anyway

      I was simply trying to suggest that one shouldn't be lurking because they are afraid to post.