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    Newbie Sadie's Avatar
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    Question Newbies on ABW
    I just joined this forum today, and I am AMAZED at all of the info here. And at all of the info I am going to have to sift thru, to get at some of the answers that I have questions for, questions that have been nagging at me for quite a few months. Nonetheless, I am glad to have finally found a place where I can find those answers, and hopefully use it to build a stronger on-line presence. I am relatively new to the net, exactly a year this month.

    Although I have learned a lot in this last year, I know I have just scratched the surface.

    I was browsing this forum and I came across a couple of threads that gave me the impression that newbies are not too welcomed here <The Magic Bullet Thread; Spammy Introductions = Cheapskate Merchants>.

    Believe me...I know how important rules and guidelines are in keeping a forum spam free and true to it's purpose. However, there did seem to be a lot of hostility expressed there.

    My fear is that I will be ripped to shreds for asking a question on a topic that was previously covered, even though those answers didn't completely cover what I was trying to find out.

    How cautious do I need to be here?

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie
    My fear is that I will be ripped to shreds for asking a question on a topic that was previously covered, even though those answers didn't completely cover what I was trying to find out.

    How cautious do I need to be here?
    Don't worry
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    I wouldn't worry. Their bark seems to be worse than their bite.


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    Cool
    the search function works well to start with



    welcome to ABW!

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    BARK!!!!!!!!!!!

    or...

    Don't MAKE me bite you!!!!!!

    Hey! She started it!!!

    LOL - welcome

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    Newbie KristenG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay

    Don't MAKE me bite you!!!!!!

    I dare ya!!



    Kristen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie
    I was browsing this forum and I came across a couple of threads that gave me the impression that newbies are not too welcomed here <The Magic Bullet Thread; Spammy Introductions = Cheapskate Merchants>.

    Believe me...I know how important rules and guidelines are in keeping a forum spam free and true to it's purpose. However, there did seem to be a lot of hostility expressed there.
    Welcome Sadie, and believe me, newbies are welcome here. I was a newbie here less than a year ago and I've gained a complete education and still have tons to learn, everyone has to start someplace.

    The threads that you noted were created probably out of frustration more than anything else. You made a very nice introduction of yourself, you gave us some information and touched on your purpose for being here. You'd be amazed at how many newbies start out with "I'm new and need to make a million dollars...this week (slight exaggeration), how do I do it" or they use an introduction as a way to drop links.

    There's also the frustration of answering the same questions over and over again, that's why the SEARCH function is sooo important. Sometimes it's good to bring up an old topic, this industry is constantly changing and sometimes the old solution is no longer valid or a new wrinkle has been added.

    Just relax, learn and follow the rules. Ask questions when you need to, you probably won't get your head bitten off (unless someone's having a really bad day).


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    Welcome aboard, Sadie. C'mon in, the water's fine.

    And there really aren't toooo many sharks around.
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    Hi Sadie and welcome to ABW!

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    "I dare ya!!
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    The day's still young.

    If I don't get any better offers... I'll get back to you!

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    Hi Sadie, Welcome to ABW and let me be one of the first to say "We look forward to working with you".
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    Welcome to ABW, Sadie!

    Like they said, don't be afraid. There have been instances of some getting ripped to shreds, but most of the time it's due to spamming and such. Spamming is not tolerated here at all. Many recommend searching first for the answer, but if you ask something that's been asked 100 times, usually you will receive a nice reply.
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    Newbie Sadie's Avatar
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    I would like to 'thank each and everyone of you' for the warm welcome.

    I feel a lot better now, and I even want to extend that 'thanks' to Billy Kay

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    Newbie KristenG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    "If I don't get any better offers... I'll get back to you!
    OUCH!!

    You don't know what your missing...hehe


    Kristen

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