ANST - "Newbie"

Mitchell, Paul T MTCHPTAA at
Mon Aug 4 10:23:00 PDT 1997

Sir G. here!

Lyonel wrote (in part):
>I say we call them "players with less experience than ourselves" or   
>who have attended less than two events" or "players who want help with   
>aspects of assimilation into the SCA."  Better still, meet them and   
>their names.  In discussion of the problem of assimilating inexperienced
>players into a group, I've referred to folks I haven't yet met as
>"newcomers," but I don't want to apply such terms to individuals.   
>like that have a tendency to stick.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding, but it seems Lyonel is saying it's OK to   
"newcomers" when referring to a group, but that such a term shouldn't be
applied to individuals.

Accepting this, isn't it OK to apply the term "newbies" to a group, as   
did in his original post?

 - Sir G.
(the second of Ansteorra's five "Sir G."s)
(six, if you count Sir Geoffrey the Peasant Knight)
pmitchel at
paul.t.mitchell at  

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