However, there are always those new people who are well just plain dumb. They don't apply the code of conduct and get banned before too much time passes, and are quickly replaced by new morons who do the exact same thing. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but in the past, I've taken their repetitive posts, lack of topic searching, and bring back dead threads, as enthusiastic ignorance rather than outright stupidity. On occasion I think I've been helpful, and gotten some people to see the mistakes that they have made.
I know I'm not the forum babysitter, or an admin or anything like that. Any advice I've given has been because I have to share this site with everyone here and I want it to be a place were people can share ideas and get help. That's the point of Nerfhaven (Cxwq please correct me if that is not your vision). The advice I give to new guys is often to calm down, pay attention to details, and read the forum back logs. I know that wading through topics is time consuming and it is often easier to ask questions that have been answered many times over. I get that new guys (and gals?) want to dive right into the forum and have attention paid to their posts, as they feel their issues are pressing concerns.
I think it is this tendancy that has as of late finally gotten to me. I'm spending less and less time on NH because I see the same thing over and over. I'm sick of holding hands. I sent a PM today to some n00b called minta, who is all over the trading forum right now, acting like an idiot. By all indications, he just doesn't understand proper netiquette and won't be here much longer. Which is sad becuase he seems really enthusiastic if misguided. You know what? #UCK EM. That's right I really don't care anymore. If they don't understand the Code of conduct from the get go, boot their @sses over to the fine people at NHQ. I really do mean that the guys over there are alright. I've met a number of them in person and generally think NHQ is an ok place, but I much prefer NH.
Maybe it's that I'll be 25 in a couple months and will be finishing Law school in May, but I've seen this 5hit for too long. But I'm tired of holding hands, providing sage advice, and seeing others like The Infinite Shindig having to do the same. Generally I'm just venting, but so help me God, I'm going to go off on the next newbie who acts like a retard. If you are new here, you've been warned, If you are a moderator this is just a heads up. When I see a dumbass I'm not going to be nice and I am going to refer n00bish conduct to moderators with the power to ban and ask that they not be kind. Likely as not this is just something I need to get out of my system and in a month I'll be my friendly helpful old self. If not, I'll proably start coming off like a jerk, and for now I'm ok with that.
Thank you, goodnight and watch your @ss.
Edited by J_cobbers, 19 December 2005 - 07:08 PM.