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  1. #1
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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

  3. #3
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by kitaman View Post
    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.

  7. #7
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    To make me feel intellectually superior and bolster my shamefully shallow ego.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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  8. #8
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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.

  10. #10
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    It can be vast and shallow. Like a swamp or something...
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
    www.chess.com: "sqlblindman"
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  11. #11
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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

  12. #12
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    u can learn here much its worth then u can help other ppl :P

  13. #13
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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.

  15. #15
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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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