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Posted by vexoid [send private reply] at August 03, 2002, 07:23:39 PM It seems that TPU is becoming an organization which only "teaches" programming languages to rookie programmers; so where do you go when you have mastered a language? Along with knowing the ins and outs of a certain language, one should also know how to use the language to its full potential and implement aspects of programming theory. While perusing the message board you will notice an obvious dichotmy between those who are "newbies" and those who are quite skilled. I do not believe the latter has joined TPU to become volunteer educators, but have joined to enhance the knowledge they already have through interactions with others. TPU needs an area (Learning Group?) for the experienced to develop what they already have learned. Maybe an area called "Project Groups" or a message-board schism which creates a "newbie" message board and an "experienced" message board. Just some thoughts. Any suggestions/comments?
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at August 03, 2002, 07:45:19 PM An experienced message board might be a good idea. There's nothing stopping anyone from posting advanced questions in the other two forums, though, or chatting with other experienced TPUers in #tpu.
Organizing a LG on advanced topics would be pretty difficult, though, because there's a lot of topics and everyone is interested in a different one.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 03, 2002, 08:16:54 PM People with experience and motivation will begin interesting projects on their own initiative. All of us early TPU members did so, and we got a lot out of it, mostly using various simple (nothing as complex as this web site) communication methods to get help from and collaborate with other TPU members where it made sense.
I would like TPU to be all self-motivated people, with most experienced enough to not benefit from organized learning groups, but the actual break-down of new people who are attracted to TPU shows that the experienced don't see any value in it, so we mostly have newbies who actually make their presence known. Any solutions to this problem would be welcomed.
Posted by ScaryGuy [send private reply] at August 07, 2002, 11:36:50 AM all the experience programmers grab each other's SN's...we can private message each other with our questions, comments and concerns
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 07, 2002, 12:18:13 PM If everyone is messaging everyone, why not just idle on the IRC channel whenever you're online?
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 08, 2002, 08:17:13 AM Is that supposed to mean something?
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 08, 2002, 01:54:38 PM It's pronounced "word" it's american (80's) slang, it basically means "okay" or "I understand"
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 08, 2002, 05:28:25 PM I don't think "OK" or "I understand" work as answers to the question I asked.
Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at August 09, 2002, 04:44:55 AM If your getting to that level make your way to Experts-Exchange ^^
TPU could add a thing signifying the level of questions or posts. like newbie, novice, advanced, etc..
plus perhaps letting people rank themselves so we know what people are generally talking about..
e.g. I can't remember who but someone asked about partitioning, I wasn't sure if they want to know how to partition or the technical side of partitioning. If they were a newbie I'd assume they want to know how to partition, if they experianced, my guess is they already know stuff like that and are after more detailed stuff..
Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at August 09, 2002, 12:31:42 PM IT was me that asked that? im a newbie
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 11, 2002, 01:18:26 AM My Networking professor once said "Microsoft word to yo mamma" It was the funniest thing I'd ever heard, you'd have to know the guy.
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