If there were any advice that I could give to any user who is already here or is looking to start editing here, it would be the following:
- Do not post your personal opinion on a talk page. Stick to the facts. Further, do not bring up personal matters with others on the talk pages. If you have a problem with something, request to speak to them in a private manner. What is posted here and on talk pages will be seen by everyone. No matter how witty you think you are or "in the wrong" you believe someone is.. it won't help your situation. Most of the time, you will be seen as the villain for publicly humiliating (both you and the) other user.
- Never take to heart what others say on blogs that criticize our efforts. You'll become obsessed with everything they do. "Did they mention me?" "Maybe they'll see that new edit I made and have a laugh about it." It truly is a waste of time. If you're going to edit here, care about constructive edits alone. Not ones that will purposely rile up others -- that's what a troll does.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Network and Information Security
August 21, 2010
Been around since January of 2008, and made "minor edits" from October 2008 to September 2010 (roughly 4500 edits).