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Is styleforum turning off new members?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stylenewbie, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. ecclespeccles

    ecclespeccles Well-Known Member

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    whether newbs are being turned off, i'm not sure. whether they should be, definately not. im sure the guys blowing up over dumb threads have contributed to the awesome wealth of knowledge that is styleforum. so either do a bit of a search beforehand, or take what these guys have to say on the chin if you've unwittlingly started a dumb thread, call them c*nts under your breath, and try not to do it again i guess. then get back to the gold.

    and while you're all here, i've got this interview with a law firm next week...
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    This is now quite a mature site so far as the longevity of membership and depth of knowldge of many is concerned.

    It therefore gets tedious for some of the same old questions to be raised yet again. Why is it so wrong to expect people to search against key words; Must everything be served on a plate to them?

    Some newcomers also seem to ask more basic questions than used to be the case or expect their choices to be made for them: No one on here will ever wear in the OP's context anything for which approval or selection is called.
     
  3. Racing Green

    Racing Green Senior member

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    e-drama queens, attention wh*res and juvenile whiners.

    AKA SW & D.
     
  4. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    This is now quite a mature site so far as the longevity of membership and depth of knowldge of many is concerned.

    It therefore gets tedious for some of the same old questions to be raised yet again. Why is it so wrong to expect people to search against key words; Must everything be served on a plate to them?

    Some newcomers also seem to ask more basic questions than used to be the case or expect their choices to be made for them: No one on here will ever wear in the OP's context anything for which approval or selection is called.


    I agree that there is the occasional stupid question thread, but let's face it: it's going to be repetitive. Is there anything that hasn't been discussed? This particular subforum is dedicated to "permanent style" which isn't exactly the most dynamic topic. New posters want to actually participate in discussion, not just read one that took place last year. If you're tired of that particular conversation, ignore it and post elsewhere.

    And to these who say the tone isn't that different than many other message boards, I say, you guys visit shitty, cliquish boards populated by guys who were picked on as kids and revel in having a space where they're the tough guys/cool kids. I've been posting on (mostly music) message boards since the late 90s, and I've rarely seen the level of nastiness and "snark" exhibited on SF. A gentleman wouldn't say anything online that he wouldn't say face-to-face, and I highly doubt some of these posters are this rude IRL.
     
  5. le Dauphin

    le Dauphin Well-Known Member

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    I agree that there is the occasional stupid question thread, but let's face it: it's going to be repetitive. Is there anything that hasn't been discussed? This particular subforum is dedicated to "permanent style" which isn't exactly the most dynamic topic. New posters want to actually participate in discussion, not just read one that took place last year. If you're tired of that particular conversation, ignore it and post elsewhere.

    I was hesitant to reply to this thread, given that I'm new as well, but I agree with what you've posted here. Without rehashing old threads from time to time, this forum would at some point become simply a database of information rather than a forum. No? [​IMG]

    -Matt
     
  6. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

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    New members are turning me off SF.

    It seems that the default answer for many senior members is along the lines of "Why arent you paying/responding to my PMs about the item you said you would buy?"

    FTFY
     
  7. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Close entry to all new members, all in favour?
     
  8. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    ^ this.

    People with little to no initiative, expected to be spoon-fed information about how to dress, what to dress, and blindly following the leader like mindless drones.
     
  9. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    One of the most irritating thig about some new members is that they seek advice on various items (which a search would reveal in many cases) and then NEVER complete the enquiry by stating what they have done and why.
     
  10. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Senior member

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    One of the most irritating thig about some new members is that they seek advice on various items (which a search would reveal in many cases) and then NEVER complete the enquiry by stating what they have done and why.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

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    Close entry to all new members, all in favour?

    Obviously no one is suggesting this, but I think the OP over-generalized the situation and failed to mention that there are reasons behind some of the "snarkiness" against new members.
     
  12. kohelet

    kohelet Senior member

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    ^ this.

    People with little to no initiative, expected to be spoon-fed information about how to dress, what to dress, and blindly following the leader like mindless drones.



    "Drones are NOT mindless." - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. [​IMG]
     
  13. letmefly

    letmefly Senior member

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    Actually, I came here because purseforum was too rough for me.

    Tell me about it - those guys are straight shooters.
     
  14. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    Close entry to all new members, all in favour?

    +1..
     
  15. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    +1..
    They must submit a vial of their blood and rename their first born Brunello to join.
     
  16. BeaconHillBoston

    BeaconHillBoston Senior member

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    Some of you need to get over yourselves.

    There is no law that says you have to click on threads from noobs.

    Just don't click; not that hard [​IMG]
     
  17. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    noobs are moving in on our good deals. Not to mention teh lurkerz.
     
  18. Dunvegan

    Dunvegan Well-Known Member

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    When I first came to this board, I was flamed and insulted, but quickly understood that:
    A) I was asking some Noob questions, and
    B) there are A-holes everywhere who think that a snarky comment is cooler than answering a question.

    BUT...... for every snarky, flaming response, I've gotten 2-3 GREAT answers.

    My advice to newbies: It's a freakin message board... there will ALWAYS be someone insulting you.
     
  19. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    My advice to newbies: It's life... there will ALWAYS be someone insulting you.

    FTFY.
     
  20. Chrenetique

    Chrenetique Senior member

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    Having read hundreds (maybe thousands?) of threads on SF, I never found people to be rude or nasty.

    Rather, I found tons of useful information ; tons of useful pictures ; and when I had to ask, tons of useful answers delivered by gentlemen, for free.

    And I didn't know much about style, 18 months ago.

    It's hard to complain.
     

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