Self Introduction: Luke Slater
On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 08:14:56PM +0100, Joe O'Dell wrote:
> On 14 May 2010, at 20:12, Luke Slater wrote:
> > Hi, my name is Luke Slater and I live in Cambridge, England. My FAS
> > username is Reality and my IRC nick is NourishedCloud.
> > I wasn't really sure how rigid this email structure was supposed to be
> > but I've tried to keep to it vaguely...
> > Thanks a lot for your time and I look forward to working with you,
> Hey Luke!
> Welcome! Although I can't approve your application, it's great to see you here.
> I'm sure you know who I am, (a big hint, my IRC nick is ascenseur).
> Be seeing you around!
Fortunately, there's no big approval process. Here's what I'd offer
in lieu of that. This isn't so much for our OP, who as a FSF member
probably understands it already, but for people who might be lurking
or uncertain. You are welcome here!
* Show up for an IRC meeting if possible.
* Pick a specific task to work on. If you have questions, ask someone
publicly -- on this mailing list is best. Short, targeted emails
usually do much better than long-winded ones (take it from a writer
who's too wordy).
* Do your task, with some help if needed.
* Congratulations, you are now a valued contributor! Feel free to
return to the first step. ;-)
The more often you repeat this, the more valued you'll be. Pretty
simple, eh? (This is how I started, FWIW.)
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