I have respect for you as someone that defended me from, of all people Maine Sail, when as a newb, I had asked if a broker was being a jerk (he was). I can't seem to find that thread, or I would post the link.
I don't remember that situation, but I'm glad you felt someone had your back. But see, that's the rub. I'm pretty consistent in my defense of newbs. I always have been. But the thing is if I do so, I will inevitably piss off the long-time member(s) I'm encouraging to chill out.
To the newb, I'm a hero. To the long-time member(s), I'm a "troll"...as you're seeing play out here, right now.
I just try to keep things fair
. That's what I'm talking about in that post of mine you pulled. I'm always
willing to step into a "fight" if I see people being cliquish and hypocritical or running rough-shod over newbs - regardless of who they are. That was the whole point of that CF exercise you've pulled that single quote from. And remember, mods there were dismissed because of their actions in that whole debacle
. So let's keep things in context.
herli, I simply think you're out of line with the things you're saying here about this newb (judging by this thread), and - more importantly - your expectations of what newbs should do or expect when posting on a forum regarding something they know little about.
benefited from someone having your back early on, you should certainly consider the height of the bar you're setting for others.
Hopefully, newbs will read this thread and learn something from it.
I have no doubt they will.
PS - No worries on the PM thing. I meant what I said. I have no problem having these discussions in public. I think it's much better for everyone.