ever been reffered to as a newbie?

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
February 3, 2008 11:19am CST
some years back whenm i got bitten by the internet bug,i attended a business seminar wherec we were all reffered to as newbies and i was wondering if anyone here has ever been called that and what do you understand by that word?
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@Darkwing (21588)
6 Feb 08
Don't worry my friend... we have all been at the "Newbie" stage at some time or another. Newbie isn't a derogative description of a person, it's merely American slang for a person new to the Internet, and Internet Site, or Internet Gaming Programme, or indeed the same outside the Internet. For instance, when I first joined Mylot, I was regarded as a Newbie. It's quite an affectionate term to my mind, and doesn't hold out for too long. Since being used initially on the Internet, this word has become fairly widespread, throughout the World. I have noticed some of the youngsters around my English Village, use it. :) I hope that explains things for you. It will soon be dropped as people come to know you. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
6 Feb 08
thanks pal and i really appreciate this,i guess am no longer a newbie here at least i have been on for about two months now so i guess its not something to worry myself about.
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@Darkwing (21588)
7 Feb 08
No, you're no longer a newbie. You have your rating and participation star... and a good one, at that. :) You may now call other newbies "newbie". he he he.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
3 Feb 08
I have been considered to be a newbie alot of times, especially online. I was a newbie at Mylot when I first joined because I was new here.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
6 Feb 08
i guess each person on the net have had to be tagged a newbie at one time or the other probably you have called someone a newbie after sometime too because you are no longer there as a newman
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Feb 08
My mind wasn't really working well when I responded to this discussion but I have been a newbie in several things in my life. I tag a newbie as a person who tried anything for the very first time.