Why is it that with every influx of new members, real or imagined, the people on this forum panic and resort to drastic and sensational tactics to try and maintain status quo? I understand that this is a special place to most of us, and the inherant desire to keep the forum cordial and professional in nature is of course important to us all. But starting purposefully misleading, or disinformative threads to try and keep certain things exclusive to those who have been here longer than others is totally counterproductive to the spirit of the forum itself. Is this not a place to discuss freely and to share information? Posting rants on topics to try and dissuade newcomers from gathering correct information on subjects that they might be genuinely interested in, is somewhat childish IMHO. The newbies who come in to learn will be ok, the newbies who come in to browse will soon leave (or become genuinely interested), and the newbies who come in to start trouble will be dealt with. So why do people start threads like "Should we close registration?" and "Frustrated With Jantzen"? What do you stand to gain from closing the doors and hoarding all the knowledge to yourselves? Lets keep it classy huh? After all, we aren't barbarians or anything.
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9/28/04 at 6:32am