Just wanted to share something that I have been observing lately here on the forum.
So, first off, I Have noticed that there have been a abundance of new community users to the forum which is great and amazing and shows the sign of the community growing in a positive way! But, there comes a effect with some of the abundance of new users that we need to see. First since they are new, they might post a duplicate, post a topic that is not needed here on the forum, or maybe in our book just a stupid question.
Now, I have see this happen before. Lets just say a new user posts a topic that to our eyes feels stupid or not needed here on the forum. All we do is hop on the topic and post in the thread “this topic is not needed” or “I think this is a stupid question and you need to answer this yourself and there is no need to make a topic for this.” And then every one jumps on the band wagon to say that, and no one answers the question. Now, dont take this the wrong way, this is just a helpful reminder: we are always going to have new users, and even if the question is stupid in our eyes, it could be an important question in theirs. And Im not just talking for new users, this could be for any other user out there, such as a member or regular.
To get to the point, new user or not, we should always have this mindset “No question is ever stupid.” Always show the OP respect and be thoughtful and dont say this is a stupid question. This is just a friendly reminder ( not trying to come down hard on anyone and dont take this the wrong way.)
I think this is a great community and we need to impact it in a positive way! And this is not a topic trying to call anyone out or trying to negatively effect the community. This is just something I have been noticing a little, especially towards to new users.
Thank you for reading!