GNU/Linux Help Squad
One of the ideas I had is something I'd like to share with you to see if you think it might be something you'd be interested in.
The idea is to form a "GNU/Linux help squad", a team that is dedicated to helping people with solving certain problems, answering certain questions on forums etc. The catch is that instead of cooperating, the teammates would have to compete on who will answer most questions and succesfully help someone. Every given period of time (like a month) we can announce a winner - a guy who answered most questions.
This is of course friendly competition and I don't think it'd have anything against "cooperating" per se. It is just a way to make helping people fun. You as a helper get the credit, the newbie (or whoever) get's his answer and learns (and possibly becomes fit to join the squad him/herself). The squad membership can be flexible in that it doesn't have to have same members all the time. Every month you can decide wether you're in or out and we can have anywhere from 2 to 20 members competing.
If you think this is a good idea then we can draft some basic guidelines for the squad and announce it (to invite newbies to test your helping abilities).
I might join the squad myself as well.
So what do you say? Gonna take a challenge!?