[Mageia-discuss] Forum support: your help is needed!

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 4 10:07:02 CEST 2012

2012/6/4 Marja van Waes <marja11 at xs4all.nl>:
> On 04-06-12 04:46, Doug Laidlaw wrote:
>> You can add one if you wish.  Just right-click on the desktop and
>> follow the pop-up menu.  Better still, get an account.  Both you and
>> Maxci write as if you will be users, not contributors.
> You have to be a user before you can contribute ;)
> Anyway: Maxci is already a contributor who has done wonderful work in
> translating the help texts for installer, in coming with briliant ideas and
> in many other ways.
> Any user can help in the forum. There is no need to be able to answer every
> question, not even a need to be able to answer half of them.
> Even if you know the answer to only one out of 100 questions: if you answer
> that one, it already helps.
> Also, it helps if you ask someone who, e.g., complains that he can't mail,
> without telling more, like which e-mail client he uses and whether he sees
> any error messages, to give more details. Or if you ask someone who replies
> that his problem is solved, to put [SOLVED] at the beginning of the title of
> his thread.

Actually it is the concept of the forum: "Each user is also a helper
because each user knows at least something another user may ask. In
this forum there is no 'they & us', it is only 'us'."

Certainly some users know more than others. Certainly a new user's
level of knowledge is quite low. But as certainly this should not keep
you away from helping other users if you know the answer or a way to
get the answer.

There is no need to have a position or reputation before you can help.
There is no need to be a member of a "team of helpers" before you can help.
There is no need to apply anywhere before you can help.

Just do it!

Just do it.

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