It would be cool if this is mentioned in the faq or somewhere ...
I think that c0ld wants you to "hang around" long enough to learn from the group rather than just reading a rule.
He's sneaky that way
[highlight]**EDIT** [/highlight] Plus, sometimes NOOB's can be treated pretty harshly (if they are a**holes). You don't want an angry NOOB ruining someone's rep because he/she doesn't understand how the forum works.