- Nov 2, 2012
Guys we are getting off topic a little. This whole thread is suppose to show what to do and not to do. There are people that are on the forum that truly do accept new people. And there are some that do not! It is a matter of preference.
The biggest issue with new people and I my self was guilty of it. It is rehashing things that are posted about every other day or so. New guys want to do it the easy way instead of doing research. There are two search area on LPF and if they did research then there would not be as many issues with new guys or gal imho
If a question is dumb I just ignore it. I think that is the best way to handle it. Nothing speaks louder than the silence of being ignored.
Another thing is reading the stickies should be mandatory. They should be be pulled out of every sub area put into a category by them selves and then put into each section it pertains to. You have to read them before a account is given.. This is my opinion is all.
Best, IMHO, to let the people who are interested read. The others, those who won't bother to try, or who won't listen, should simply be disregarded. They will figure it out and adjust their approach, or if not, chances are they will go away. Such threads, and such "failed" members' accounts can be safely deleted.
Another thing is people especially the 12 -18 crowd that love lasers cuz they are cool some times do not have the tact that comes with age. This is not a dig on them but just a opinion! They need to realize that posting in every thread makes them not very well liked. That in it self is a issue. Then we get trolls, spammers, people that like to cause wakes just for a laugh.
We just need to do better on getting the people that want to be here on lpf as a functioning member no matter the age. Polite hints on behavior some times works wonders. Others we need a sledge hammer and that does not always work. Every thing I am saying is of my own opinion and not just popular opinion. We the older generation need to guide the younger generation so that when they get to our age that they can show the younger generation the same!
Lastly, you don't need to justify every single opinion as your "own opinion". We know that it's your opinion, and it's fine. You're allowed to have your own. At most, a single statement at the end of your post to the effect that you are stating opinions is enough. In any case, you didn't post anything out of line; you were not being mean. Accordingly, there is no good reason for anyone to lash out at you or be offended for civilly speaking your mind.
That you apparently worry otherwise can, in itself, be seen as an indication that judgments here are perhaps a bit too quickly, or too harshly, made. Regardless, the unwarranted judgment of someone else is the problem of that respective other; it is not your problem unless you choose to make it such a problem. Other than your normal, routine self-evaluation, you shouldn't.