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,
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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