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January 10, 2008

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Fatcat

Very, very well said. I've felt weary about explaining things to newbies a few times, but I've either done it nicely or left it for someone else to do nicely when I've felt crabby. One thing we experienced people can do is not use so many abbreviations. I've been on so many homeschool lists where people abbreviate everything, even things that I would not think would be obvious (such as SOTW for Story of the World) and then get annoyed at having to explain it. Heck, put it in autocorrect if you get tired of typing it.

Sunniemom

This post is a good reminder. I have to sometimes stop myself from 'throwing books' or links at people when they ask a question. They might want to know about some good resources, but sometimes we just want to hear from 'real people' about their own homeschooling experiences. I don't want someone to feel that I brushed them off with 'read this book' or 'check out this website'.

April

Excellent post! Thanks for the very necessary reminder that we're people dealing with people.

Crimson Wife

Having a "FAQ" section and easy searching of the archives can really cut down on redundant posts on email lists. If veterans get tired of answering the same questions over and over again they should help create FAQ's. It's not really that hard to do!

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