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Why do you help on forums?

I am just generally wondering why many of you spend some of your time helping people on a forum to gain nothing in return (mainly referencing to the people who have very few questions of their own for the forum)?


I do this too on mainly computing help forums, I do it sometimes just to pass the time, what about you?
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1. I don't have a life.
2. I actually have found new customers doing this.
3. I don't have a life
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i do it for practice, to keep my skill sharp

(skill, singular... i have only one)
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Good question. I keep asking myself this question over and over again... I guess I'm addicted and can't stop now.
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Because i can . . .

I firmly believe that once we have done "our thing" a long time, we should be willing to put something back in.

Besides, it is quite enjoyable

A challange (for me) is to not overuse the emoticons . . .
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1. I don't have a wife.
2. I actually found new customers doing this in the dark.
3. I don't have a dog.
Sorry man, couldn't resist answering your questions.
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To make me feel intellectually superior and bolster my shamefully shallow ego.
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Shallow? I thought it was a vast sea of ego that drove you ;-)

I do it for the challenge, and to keep up to date on some technologies that may crop up here at a later date.
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I wouldn't be talking about a sea of ego's today.
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It can be vast and shallow. Like a swamp or something...
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I do it because i felt happy when I found someone got benifited from my post and I saved his/her time and torubles
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u can learn here much its worth then u can help other ppl :P
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forum is a good place to share and gain knowledge about some specific topic, you can learn a lot on forums with different questions asked by members.
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I'm here to learn and to help others learn when I can. I basically try to pass on what I learn from others around me.
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coz it's actually fun... to be able to help.. there's a bit of an achievement to that!!

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