SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Worried/Scared about SitePoint

    hey folks,
    SitePoint has been a major part of my learning of web languages and correcting my syntax. today a unfortunate thing happened. as i am very protective of what i do online i.e study and research and in offices there is always a cut throat competition. today i was giving presentation while i had my Gtalk opened (i forgot to leave it sign out), while my presentation on a huge projector, suddenly a mail notification came up, which stated my question on Sitepoint forums, and i suddenly paniced to **** it down. but i guess (and i hope not), my colleagues saw it. now my colleagues and me are not on good terms. as they underestimate my skills. with that said i have been feeling very stressed out on reason, that
    1.what if my colleagues saw sitepoint name,
    2.what will they do,
    3.do they have another reason to mock me,
    4. how do i cover my track,
    5. how do i defend myself if it ever comes up
    i been really upset about this since evening, can someone suggest me something?
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  2. #2
    SQL Consultant gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    r937's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    39,270
    Mentioned
    60 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by emaarkhan View Post
    they underestimate my skills.
    despair not

    those who do not understand how special sitepoint is, are doomed

    rudy.ca | @rudydotca
    Buy my SitePoint book: Simply SQL
    "giving out my real stuffs"

  3. #3
    dooby dooby doo silver trophybronze trophy
    spikeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    13,806
    Mentioned
    158 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    On the face of it that may appear a problem but consider the following points
    1) We all ask questions sometimes because we dont always know the answers
    2) the questions are only easy if you know the answer
    3) they may have an account on DigitalPoint....
    4) it could have been your subscription reminder for playboy.com that popped up....
    Mike Swiffin - Community Team Advisor
    Only a woman can read between the lines of a one word answer.....

  4. #4
    SitePoint Wizard Stomme poes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    10,278
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I feel fine telling people (colleagues) "Hey I asked about x on SitePoint". They know it's a professional web developer forum, so it's absolutely the place to ask questions. I refuse to do the OpenID thing, so I'm not really on StackOverflow, but I wouldn't have an issue asking questions there either (tho they are lower in quality).

    And, it's not like you ask questions like, "what's the code to do this?" which does show someone looking to have others do their work for them. Instead, YOU already have code and you ask "why am I getting this result" which shows you want to learn more. Anyone should want employees and colleagues who want to learn more.

  5. #5
    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    8,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Tell them that you are consulting with industry professionals and gaining desirable contacts that will not only improve their services but at no additional cost.

    And if they don't buy that, I think SitePoint are looking for employees! j/k

  6. #6
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OP, I'm really confused as to why this would be such an issue. I do recall you asking about ISO flow-charting a web app you did, and gaining an impressive amount of knowledge concerning that in an incredibly short period. Obviously you are far from underskilled, and more importantly very willing to learn independently and do so very quickly.
    Perhaps you set the bar too high for your fellow employees comfort, and give them the pleasure of seeing your displeasure when they give you disapproval.

    Gack, I'm wordy sometimes.


    I've been impressed with you, I think your coworkers are probably jealous and only what the boss thinks should really be your concern.
    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

  7. #7
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @Blz thank you so much for your kind words, i try to make myself good at what i do. though i think i have lot to learn but what i know i m proud of it coz i know it my heart and never let anyone down. sometimes i get too obessed with what i want i can eliminate sleep to learn and do what i want, actually my coworkers are kind of taunting. and i have a very taunting enviorment, unless i try to control it with less talk so everyone know their limits i.e why i am just worried what if they taunt me that u went to help to sitepoint etc,
    like suppose i have given a demo of jQuery dialog box, to my boss coz i hate popup. now i am on a timeline after getting dialog box passed and implementing it. now problem comes that i don't know JavaScript and i have jQuery dialog pop with so much to do. this can be another tauntig thing for me if i can't do it. though i am thinking server side coding isn't my thing, my job is as a web developer. so i will simply create dialog box on some button where needed and pass them on. (but now i need learn JS and jQuery, in matter on days to back myself), anyhow i went to the other direction.
    coming back to my own stuff, i have a submissive nature and i come easily under fire of taunts and professional bully. though i know i am not perfect but i know what i know. so i wanna be a ninja when and if it ever come as a taunt from my colleague telling 'oh u got help from that website,' when i say ninja i mean ninja of self defending.
    so throw in some advice
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  8. #8
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @Alex, thanks for the advice. though i wanna join SP but i am from Pakistan
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  9. #9
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @poes... well i am not as brave as u r, going ninja on my coworker telling where i get my tools and skills from :P
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  10. #10
    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy conradical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    2,354
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I don't think your boss/colleagues are concerned about the website/sitepoint. They are more concerned as to why the heck you are on gTalk at work.

    You are paranoid for the wrong reasons. Now, you can freak out.

  11. #11
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol, i m not that kind of guy who uses facebook/gtalk etc on work. though i have them open, we communicate a lot on email and email is must open during work hours or i might miss a important change by my boss
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  12. #12
    #titanic {float:none} silver trophy
    molona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    from Madrid to Heaven
    Posts
    8,241
    Mentioned
    239 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by emaarkhan View Post
    @Alex, thanks for the advice. though i wanna join SP but i am from Pakistan
    Not all the people working for SitePoint lives in Australia. It really depends on the role you want to apply for.

  13. #13
    billycundiff{float:left;} silver trophybronze trophy RyanReese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Whiteford, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    13,623
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Late to the wagon here, you asked me for help here..what exactly can I help with?
    Always looking for web design/development work.
    http://www.CodeFundamentals.com

  14. #14
    Galactic Overlord gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    HAWK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    12,548
    Mentioned
    957 Post(s)
    Tagged
    14 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    Not all the people working for SitePoint lives in Australia. It really depends on the role you want to apply for.
    Indeed. I commute over 2500km to the office every month or so.

  15. #15
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Indeed. I commute over 2500km to the office every month or so.
    well there is difference between 2500km and 11066 kilometers otherwise SP would have accepted me for job
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  16. #16
    SitePoint Wizard nofel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,766
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReese View Post
    Late to the wagon here, you asked me for help here..what exactly can I help with?
    u can hop in and gimme some advice on what if ur desk is at a position where the site your getting help from i.e fourms in visible and someone reads it or taunt it or search for u on the website and finds out ur getting help to solve ur web issue at office from this site.how do u defend it. how do u defend ur skills coz some people are real jerks
    All those who wander aren't lost.

  17. #17
    SitePoint Wizard Stomme poes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    10,278
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    how do u defend it. how do u defend ur skills coz some people are real jerks
    Where do those skills come from?? Most of my knowledge comes from forums, more than books or articles (it was mostly books and articles in the beginning, but not now). The rest comes from testing and re-reading the specs.

  18. #18
    billycundiff{float:left;} silver trophybronze trophy RyanReese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Whiteford, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    13,623
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by emaarkhan View Post
    u can hop in and gimme some advice on what if ur desk is at a position where the site your getting help from i.e fourms in visible and someone reads it or taunt it or search for u on the website and finds out ur getting help to solve ur web issue at office from this site.how do u defend it. how do u defend ur skills coz some people are real jerks
    I work at a Dairy Queen and a local gym. I'm afraid that this has never happened to me, nor could I imagine any advice I'd give.

    I've never even had a real web design job besides a few freelances..
    Always looking for web design/development work.
    http://www.CodeFundamentals.com

  19. #19
    From Italy with love silver trophybronze trophy
    guido2004's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    9,500
    Mentioned
    163 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    I even swap links of forums with my collegues when we need to know something none of us has ever done before. I guess it all depends on the company culture, and the type of collegues/boss you have.

  20. #20
    #titanic {float:none} silver trophy
    molona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    from Madrid to Heaven
    Posts
    8,241
    Mentioned
    239 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by emaarkhan View Post
    well there is difference between 2500km and 11066 kilometers otherwise SP would have accepted me for job
    No distance for SP though... I know of a few that work a bit further You should read about the co-founder of SP... he lives in Canada while SP is in Australia

    Going back to what you asked... it is quite simple... nobody knows all, and sometimes you need to ask. If you know that you're going to get an answer quickly, or a tip that will put you on the right track to solve a particular problem, why wouldn't you ask in a forum? As long as you keep the things that need to be private just like that, private, that shouldn't be an issue.
    Ok, maybe the answer could be in a book but finding the right book can be a nightmare... and not asking and acting like a know-it-all (Furthermore if that's not true) would be stupid. So asking is the smart thing to do.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •