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The new user experience
- Subject: The new user experience
- From: jfm at blueyonder.co.uk (John Murphy)
- Date: Sat Apr 10 05:40:30 2004
"Micheal Peters" <mikepeters_(_at_)_epnix_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
>NOTE: I fully intend to be long winded with this one and include a bit of
>history too, if you don't really care about what a total n00b sees, stop
>reading, delete this message (and any subsequent messages) and go on with
>your normal life. Otherwise sit back, and enjoy :-)
Someone once said that the newbie experience is extremely valuable to
those who are interested in making the experience easier/better.
>Also note, supposively English is my primary language; actually Bad English
>would be a better description. I'll try to maintain proper spelling and
>punctuation, but I can't give any guarantees.
It's not too bad. You just make one or two common mistakes like using
"where" where you meant "were". The first is a place like 'somewhere'
and the second indicates past tense, like 'we were having fun'. Also:
"There" is a place, like 'The grass is greener over there'.
"Their" is something belonging to someone like 'their opinion'.
"They're" is short for they are... Anyway, enough of that.
I enjoyed your story and I thank you for taking the time to write it up
and post it here. It took me back to my first experiences with FreeBSD
and I look forward to reading part two.
This sort of thing is exactly on topic for this list.
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