what/where is this Newbie List?

Erik Hansen erikhans08 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 18 18:44:27 EDT 2004

--- Graham Samuel
<graham.samuel at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 15:21:06 -0700 (PDT), Erik
> Hansen 
> <erikhans08 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >what/where is this Newbie List?
> >couldn't find it at <www.runrev.com>.
> >
> >the list seems to have moved into a realm
> >that is for the more advanced.  i will always
> >read it, but my concerns (is mouseStillDown
> >handled in a group script ? no, the card
> script)
> >belong in a less high powered list.
> >all these TLA's (three word acronyms)...
> >
> >so can anyone pass directions along?
> Courage, Erik!
> As far as I know ("AFAIK") this is the only
> list for general discussion and 
> mutual advice. Really it is for people of all
> levels. Sure there are some 
> arcane subjects discussed here at a highly
> expert level, but newbie 
> problems are just as welcome and usually
> receive prompt and clear answers. 
> So don't despair of the list. I guess I am not
> a newbie, and I've been 
> reading the list for ages now - but there is
> still a lot of stuff that is 
> beyond me, for example anything to do with
> databases (I don't use 'em); 
> anything remotely clever to do with the
> Internet; anything to which the 
> answer contains the word "shell". I've stopped
> feeling embarrassed about it 
> - we all have to start somewhere and nobody can
> know everything. So keep 
> the questions coming.
> Graham

i am not "new", but not (this sounds boolean,
though ungrammatical) at a level with
the pros and their dazzling expertise.
while, it would be perfectly reasonable
for different level lists to exist,
you are right about advanced
programmers cheerfully helping
the rest of us.

thanks for the encouragement.

Erik Hansen

erik at erikhansen.org    http://www.erikhansen.org

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