03-15-2013, 04:07 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Well, I'll give the perspective of a newbie...
I read all the stickies, felt overwhelmed by a million acronyms, and used the search feature a lot. I found posts that were very similar to my questions, but had a main difference (like porosity, etc.), so I asked a few questions.
So far, nobody has been rude, and everyone has been awesome. I haven't gotten a "you should have found that on Google" response, and the sense of community/activity here is really appealing.
So... whatever y'all are doing is working, at least for the new arrivals. I've been on forums in the past that had become "search only" ghost towns, because you were supposed to search and search before ever posting and thus... nobody posted new stuff. So it's a delicate balance.
I think that posting gives people a sense of participation, too. So if they are asked not to post right away or get that sense from other users, there isn't as much reason for them to ever come back to the forum. Psychologically, we are invested in things that we invested something (our words and thoughts) in... so we keep an eye on them.
Thanks for this good forum.
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I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.
Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
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