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Jul 7 2007 17:10
Introductions forum

Some people have mentioned this on this thread. Thought people who are interested could thrash out some sort of remit for this forum on this thread, see how many people are interested. What would be especially interesting is if any lurkers either registered to tell us they would be interested or emailed us (explore > contact).

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Jul 7 2007 17:31

we could just do intro thought again.

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Jul 7 2007 17:48

or to be more explicit in it's function, call it 'the shallow end' or something. don't want to be patronising, but then last time people used the two interchangeably so it's gotta be obvious ...

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Jul 8 2007 08:06

I'd like to see the intro thought forum again. It disappeared right after I registered and I thought it was a loss. For theoretical stuff I know fuck all about I would feel much more comfortable posting there than in the regular thought.

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Jul 8 2007 10:31

I don't think it should be called "thought" in any sense, that's probably why things got confused before.

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Jul 8 2007 11:44

if you think its patronising to call it intro or newbie or whatever you could always do the opposite and create an "advanced" forum. so then you'd have thought open to everyone and an additional advanced forum for the more experienced/learned people. and it might be a lot easier and maybe less patronising to ask someone to take up a related thread in advanced than it would to ask people to take it to introductory. does that make sense?

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Jul 8 2007 11:52
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if you think its patronising to call it intro or newbie or whatever you could always do the opposite and create an "advanced" forum. so then you'd have thought open to everyone and an additional advanced forum for the more experienced/learned people. and it might be a lot easier and maybe less patronising to ask someone to take up a related thread in advanced than it would to ask people to take it to introductory. does that make sense?

I second that. Good idea!

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Jul 8 2007 11:53

i for one would not have an issue with it being labelled newbie or intro or whatever, but i think it would be a great idea for people like myself that do not have the knowledge or experience that others certainly do. i feel a bit daunted by the level of posts that or the thought forum and feel it would benefit us "newbies".

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Jul 8 2007 13:23

tis true but it is still only in capitals and i am still allowed just crayons to write with, but one day....

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Jul 8 2007 16:14

since we joined the great lithuanian revolution we now distance ourselves from our blue cousins from the poorer parts of scotland!!!

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Jul 8 2007 22:08

hmmm we could call it introductions or whatever to link it to the introductions in our thought section
http://libcom.org/thought/intros

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Jul 8 2007 22:14

"introductions" would be fine. Could stick the introductions/welcome thread in there as well since that'd be partly what it's about.

arf
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Jul 9 2007 00:26

see that would be like assuming that thought as it is is the standard level of education everyone has, but you have a level lower for the clueless grin i reckon you should have thought as standard and accessible, and a higher level for the more educated and experienced. it seems more fair to assume that most people arent highly educated.

ill be happy either way though really, if it means i can understand stuff occasionally.

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Jul 9 2007 06:42

I think a "libertarian communism 101" forum would be good for all posters, not just for "teh n00bs." One of the things I've got out of enrager, and latterly libcom, is re-examining the basis of a political engagement that I've had for 20-odd years.* I think it's good for everyone to continually reflect on the basic stuff, and revisit the fundamentals in the light of what you've learned/experienced since the last time you did it.

*Not that I haven't concluded I was right all along, like. wink

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Jul 9 2007 07:43

arf; i'm not highly educated. i mean i went to uni but i did a business degree (euughh) and hardly went to lectures at all. when it comes to psuedo-intellectual blather i'm an autodidact cool

button; yeah there's certainly '101' questions/discussions we can all benefit from, it's not like this forum is going to have a syllabus of buzzwords then you get to graduate and talk shit with the old guard wink

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Jul 9 2007 09:42
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see that would be like assuming that thought as it is is the standard level of education everyone has, but you have a level lower for the clueless grin i reckon you should have thought as standard and accessible, and a higher level for the more educated and experienced. it seems more fair to assume that most people arent highly educated.

Arf, I am not highly educated even by Joseph's standards wink . I left school at 16, and don't have a university degree. I agree that there should be an introductory forum, but people should be encouraged to learn.

Devrim

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Jul 10 2007 03:50

What they are trying to say here, arf, is that a lot of bullshitting goes on .. wink so not to take it all seriously - ..And there is no reason not to start yer own threads in Thought that are aimed at everyone...cool

Yeah bring back intro and also culture!! Atm there are way too many topics where i am faced with the extremes of either libcommunity or thought and i think we do need the "inbetweenies" back..

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