I have been here only a few days and have met only a few people. Many of you have been utterly lovely and helpful to me and to others, and I thank you! You have done something truly remarkable.
I do wish a few others of you would be a bit patient with those of us who are new and give us a chance to learn what is already available and possible before we go and reinvent a wheel. If you cannot do this, please just keep quiet as far as new folks are concerned. Every answer to a question doesn’t have to be, “go make it yourself.”
There are a few new people who would have liked to have been here earlier, but may not have known enough programming to build their way in strictly from GitHub. I am one of those. But, I tried!
This does not mean I expect everything to be spoon-fed to me, and I have other skills which, in time, can also be contributed.
If you want to share your world and knowledge with others, great! We are appreciative and will pass it along. If not, fine, we will figure it out ourselves.
But there is no sense being boorish and arrogant about your head start. This attitude puts one off to the whole enterprise–it makes for an ugly feel and a bad taste. And, frankly, it is probably the case that few really want to join up with those sorts of attitudes anyway, so you don’t need to worry about us trying to crowd in on your “club.” We are not going to come begging for a portal to your place.
Thank you, again, to the all of the Gracious Folks; hello to the Fellow New Folks; and best wishes to All!