Due to recent conflicts, I feel the urge to post this, in hopes that some of you will feel less hatred towards newbies, or a more respectable name, beginners.
Let me remind you, we all were newbies at one point or another.
One reason I loved Null Byte when I first joined was the helpful community, and genius members.
I was a newbie, and I still am. If you think about it, none of us are experts in EVERY subject, and if you know anything about forums you will know that it STINKS when you ask a question and get shutdown in a blink.
Newbies deserve respect. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were both newbies. They're marketing geniuses in the IT field.
Here is a quick introduction to helping a beginner answer his or her question in a way that will help them learn rather than regret.
One thing that helps noobs is giving them a good article to read. If someone asks me how to perform a social engineering attack, I am always sure to link them to some kind of tutorial.
Links help a lot!
I love getting a tip or helpful comment from an expert. It helps my learn and gives me a guide to future questions.
Respect one another.
Null Byte isn't just a community, it's a family.
I think of Null Byte as a place to learn and contribute. A pit of knowledge and resources.
Let's make sure that stays the reality!
(Special thank you to OTW for making Null Byte a safe place)