There’s no denying that CrunchBang is gaining popularity, and with it a wave of new CrunchBang users come to the forums. The new users are encouraged to introduce themselves in the CrunchBang forums, and many do every day.
If you don’t do so already, it’s a good idea to say “hello” to the newcomers when they introduce themselves to make them feel more at home. Also, don’t forget that when you start using CrunchBang and start participating in the forums, it’s a good idea to introduce yourself as well, if you haven’t done so already.
As a moderator, I plan to include two things in my introductions from now on, just to make sure the new folks have this info only because a.) I think it will be helpful, and b.) I wish I had it when I started. These two items are:
The ** Please read before posting ** thread, which deals with how to find answers about CrunchBang before you ask, and of course how to ask most efficently if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, and
Forum etiquette, which despite some discussion regarding amending it, still serves as the “law of the land” in the forums.
Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.