Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Newbie Dorm

Picture from Tymmerie Thorne's blog



Tymmerie Thorne and Jerremy Darwin started with a noble idea. They offer a place to live, with all the help necessary that they can get, for newbies who are less than 90 days old. They called the place “Starting Point” and can use some advertising about this initiative, so that everybody knows what to do when they bump into a newbie.
Remember the first time you logged into the world? No one there to help, not knowing where to go, just trying a bit of this and a bit of that. I remember my first step….it was finished before I knew I was even online.;)
I logged in with my recently made avatar name. Landed on an island back then, in the middle of other newbies, all look alikes. What is the meaning, what should I do now, I was thinking to myself. I saw the button “fly”, so I tried that one, and yes, I flew around, above all other newbies….untill suddenly I couldn’t move forwards or backwards anymore. And the next thing that happened was a crash…;) I did not know at that time that that would be a daily adventure;;)
But knowing that there would be a dorm, and all the help from insiders, that would made the life of a newbie so much easier, even if there is a help island.
At this place I could get all the information I would need during my first 90 days on the grid. And I would have a place to live!!
I volunteered to be a “helper” in this group, meaning when there are questions asked in the group IM, one could easily give a direct answer. You could be a “helper” too…..
IM Jerremy or Tymmerie, or give a comment on Tym’s blog post here and here.

3 comments:

Jerremy Darwin said...

Thank you for blogging about this! We are starting to get a few applications roll in. We may have to expand soon - lol.

Tymmerie Thorne said...

Yes, thank you, Looker!! We are getting some good applicants and filling up the dorms! You will have to come over for a tour!

Looker Lumet said...

I definitely will come over for a tour, but after being away for a couple of days, it seems that there is a lot of work waiting to be done...and invitations to attend to...and...and...but there will be an opening in my schedule real soon..;)LOL