So for this first post, let’s take a closer look at Do #1: Share what you know.
Personally, I’m a film geek. I graduated from film school, write and shoot projects in my spare time, and naturally spend way too much time watching films. While I enjoy going into great detail about topics like mise-en-scéne, montage theory, and the long take on Answers, I don’t know the first thing about repairing a car.
Thankfully, Answerers like dodge man and Ironhand have a vested interest in auto mechanics, years of experience, and the desire to share their knowledge with the Answers community. So, if I ever need assistance with car and automotive woes, I can rest assured that they are out there answering questions to help others like me. That’s why I feel it’s important that I share what I know, because chances are someone out in Answersville might be searching for some answers to film-related questions.
Answerers with specialized interests, experience, and in many cases training spend countless hours sharing their knowledge with others in our community. While sharing what you know is a must, it is also important to make sure you don’t share anything that puts your answer in violation of the Community Guideline Don’ts. Violations for this “Do” typically occur when someone lets their personal agendas get in the way of the community spirit of sharing knowledge, so re-reading through the guidelines as a refresher might not be a bad idea.
I hope this helps clarify some of our Community Guidelines, and we plan to continue explorations like these in future posts. Let us know what you think.
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