I am going to be an Advanced warrior. Am I ready?

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In another 6 or so posts I Will be labeled an advanced warrior, and I just don't know if I am ready for that responsibility.

Okay I will remove my tongue from my cheek a tiny bit and continue.

Newbies who find this place have usually spent allot of time and money elsewhere often being disappointed before they arrive here. They are awed by the opennesses and willingness to give and help so freely.

And for the first month or so while learning the forum etiquette and tone one only has certain things to judge value on. One of mine was titles; Advanced warriors they must be very .... well Advanced.

Wow then there are senior warriors they must be all powerful to have over a 1000 posts. (and of course very soon you see a Steven Wagenheim post, and you see his post count. At first I wondered if I must curtsy or bow or refer to him as 'your highness' )

Then after constant participation here you see that everyone is just human (I use the term loosely, I was going to say normal, but I don't like lying )
and you are less in awe of post counts and begin to look for value. After that the awe turns to respect, and finally a mutual respect starts to form.

But I have never really stopped looking at the words under the names. I was comfortable with my lot in life as a Hyperactive warrior. Now it is about to change. and I going to be Advanced. I am worried about the responsibility this brings especially in the eyes of Newbies.

Now there is always the option of changing it to something else, but I cannot do it those names feel like an achievement. Maybe after 1000 posts I will change it as I have then achieved all.

As I said I don't like lying, but I thought about it, and being an Advanced warrior is not a lie, I have Advanced, more than I thought possible. I once wondered for days why people were talking about the afternoon (PM) and asking to be PMed... So yes I have advanced.

Okay so what value could this thread possibly have, everyone started with their first post, first website first sale first refund etc.... Without a first their can be no second third ... So to newbies use the forum contribute, and learn and soon you will respect others and gain respect, and this forum can be invaluable beyond belief.

To other Advanced and Senior Warriors, no advice from me that would be rude just a big thank you.
#advanced #ready #warrior
  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    "....and this forum can be invaluable beyond belief"

    Cathy, you are so correct.
    When I first joined the WF it was a paid forum,and there were maybe 50-100 people that posted regularly. I remember my first product launch I had the product but I had zero copy writing skills. ( I still suck at writing). A warrior offered to write my sales page for me,and afterwards refused to take any payment. I rarely see that nowadays.
    IM was realtively small and there were considered 4-5 "gurus". Now it seems most are self-appointed.
    There were no "WSO" forums,but there were sincere offers to give copies of their products for honest reviews. Now I just saw a thread where some are buying their reviews off fiver. Sad.
    Sorry, I'm just reminiscing(sp?).
    To someone new, the WF can now be overwhelming,but if,like you have,they persevere,they will find it well worth the time and cost and effort they put out.
    Here is to your next 500 posts!
    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    In my book, you're already a super warrior.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
      Sincerely accept my curtsy your Highness thanks Steven.

      It really is very daunting for a week old newbie to see you on a thread they are posting on or started.

      SIDE NOTE: I wonder what your post count would have been if they still counted off Topic posts.

      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      In my book, you're already a super warrior.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

        It really is very daunting for a week old newbie to see you on a thread they are posting on or started.
        They're probably thinking "This guy has to get a life"

        SIDE NOTE: I wonder what your post count would have been if they still counted off Topic posts.
        I actually don't post much in OT. I don't think it would be more than maybe
        a thousand extra posts, if that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary King
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      In my book, you're already a super warrior.

      Here, here Cathy... I second Steven's opinion.

      >>> That settles it - you must immediately change your title. <<<

      Sorry, it's a requirement - I think it's in the FAQ's.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayauthor
    Cathy:

    I love your posts and I found your posts very open and straight forward. So I agree with Steven that you are already a Super Warrior!

    Keep it up and keep helping the fellow Warriors,
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    Excellent post. It's not that hard to become ingrained to this forum vs. just trying to game it. I don't think you're ready... you're there already.
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