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Most writers (I would say all) have been something else first, so everyone has a background knowledge in their chosen profession.
Writers also have to do a great deal of research for their books, so they have basic or specialised knowledge on various subjects.

I bet there will be someone on these boards to answer most questions.  Have seen it with immediate answers to computer tech questions, maths, statistics etc. And writers are not usually afraid to voice their opinions, so there are always interesting topics being discussed.

I think we can call this kindlepedia  :D
 

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Jan Hurst-Nicholson said:
Most writers (I would say all) have been something else first, so everyone has a background knowledge in their chosen profession.
Writers also have to do a great deal of research for their books, so they have basic or specialised knowledge on various subjects.

I bet there will be someone on these boards to answer most questions. Have seen it with immediate answers to computer tech questions, maths, statistics etc. And writers are not usually afraid to voice their opinions, so there are always interesting topics being discussed.

I think we can call this kindlepedia :D
What makes this board stand out head and shoulders above every other writers' board/forum in existence is that the people here are actively engaged in writing/editing/publishing.

This process of completion has filtered out a huge number of faux-writers who think that talking on a forum is the same as being a writer.
 

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Haha!  So true!  :D

So, hey. If anyone needs to know how to wind a crossbow, let me know.  I had to research that, so I'm all over it. 
 

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My experience pales in comparison to some of the others, but I can shoot bows and gun. I'm also not too bad with a sword.

Now that I think about it, the only thing that I know more about than fighting (or at least, taking a beating) is the practices of fast food places.  :D
 

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Being able to use a sword is really a cool thing to know.  Was watching the Highlander TV show the other night. Every time I see it, I want to take up fencing.  :)
 

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After my experience on various topic forums what I like about writers' forums is that people are generally more literate and have better comprehension skills.

I generally won't offer up an opinion on anything unless I have actually read some empirical research on the subject that has allowed me to draw a conclusion. Yes I am a science nerd. No you cannot kick sand in my face.
 

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In all seriousness though, I'm not a very social being so I have limited knowledge of group interactions, but I have never found a community of people who come together from every walk of life and experience level and yet are overwhelmingly helpful, kind, and supportive. Kudos to all of you!

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I'm pretty knowledgable about saintliness; now I have to work on my devilish side.
 

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tim290280 said:
After my experience on various topic forums what I like about writers' forums is that people are generally more literate and have better comprehension skills.

I generally won't offer up an opinion on anything unless I have actually read some empirical research on the subject that has allowed me to draw a conclusion. Yes I am a science nerd. No you cannot kick sand in my face.
And I'm a computer geek, so just watch it pal!:-()
 

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Jan Hurst-Nicholson said:
Most writers (I would say all) have been something else first, so everyone has a background knowledge in their chosen profession.
Writers also have to do a great deal of research for their books, so they have basic or specialised knowledge on various subjects.

I bet there will be someone on these boards to answer most questions. Have seen it with immediate answers to computer tech questions, maths, statistics etc. And writers are not usually afraid to voice their opinions, so there are always interesting topics being discussed.

I think we can call this kindlepedia :D
Not to burst any balloons, ;) KindleBoards (the forum as a whole) is primarily a reader's forum (people who buy ereaders are readers first, generally, and of course, authors are readers, too), and as a member since October 2008, I can safely say that the comments in this thread apply to the forum as a whole, not just to the authors. Long before the Cafe was formed and authors discovered KindleBoards in large numbers, I delighted in the articulate, well-informed conversation here. And whenever I have a question about anything, I post it in Not Quite Kindle. My husband has even started suggesting I post questions in NQK to get answers from the KindleBoards folks. ;D

Betsy
 

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And I'm a computer geek, so just watch it pal!:-()
Pocket protectors, HO! :D
 

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mathewferguson said:
faux-writers who think that talking on a forum is the same as being a writer.
So what do you call a writer then?

Someone who has made any money from writing including self-pub?
Someone who has made money from writing the conventional way?
Someone who has made a substantial amount of money from writing?
Ps. I've got the first two out of three here ;)

Pps…
I know stuff too… er lots of games and serious computing stuff, tropical fish stuff, a little ham-radio stuff, and other stuff…
 

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Kindlepedia... love it!  Drinking from the electronic fountain of knowledge...

 

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Betsy the Quilter said:
Not to burst any balloons, ;) KindleBoards (the forum as a whole) is primarily a reader's forum (people who buy ereaders are readers first, generally, and of course, authors are readers, too), and as a member since October 2008, I can safely say that the comments in this thread apply to the forum as a whole, not just to the authors. Long before the Cafe was formed and authors discovered KindleBoards in large numbers, I delighted in the articulate, well-informed conversation here. And whenever I have a question about anything, I post it in Not Quite Kindle. My husband has even started suggesting I post questions in NQK to get answers from the KindleBoards folks. ;D

Betsy
What, Besty!?!? There is another section besides Writers' Cafe? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Just kidding, of course, actually my favorite part of KB is NQK. I go there first. ;D
 

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Karen Wojcik Berner said:
What, Besty!?!? There is another section besides Writers' Cafe? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Just kidding, of course, actually my favorite part of KB is NQK. I go there first. ;D
;D

I've learned a lot of KindleBoards. I think I'm going to write a book "Everything I Know I Learned at KindleBoards." ;)

Betsy
 
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