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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron1 View Post
    • If you're a dick to one of us; everyone is going to be a dick to you


    Can we address this a little too? It's been on my mind for a while, now that that unspoken "rule" is put in black and white I decided to speak up.

    Put yourself in the shoes of someone new. Does that line really sound like something from a welcoming community that you'd want to be a part of? Imo, we should not be advertising (or proud) that we are a community full of powder kegs looking for a spark. We should want people to feel welcomed here and not be fearful that their process of educating themselves is going to get them run out. It seems to me that there have been fewer posts lately than there have been in the past and I have a suspicion the hive mind hostility is contributing to that.

    We've seen it countless times here, someone asks a stupid question, sarcastic responses start flying, OP gets frustrated and maybe a little out of line. Instead of us attempting to rise above and de-escalate the situation, OP gets absolutely annihilated never to return. Who would want to come back to contribute to a community like that? We all learn at different rates and sometimes finding out that you don’t know what you thought you knew can be frustrating. We were all in their shoes at one point or another.
    I agree with this however there have been more than a handful of individuals who come here and post I am 12 doing my first cycle don't tell me what I don't want to hear. Inevitably someone says you shouldn't cycle and the OP tells them to **** off in some form. That's when it gets nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    I agree with this however there have been more than a handful of individuals who come here and post I am 12 doing my first cycle don't tell me what I don't want to hear. Inevitably someone says you shouldn't cycle and the OP tells them to **** off in some form. That's when it gets nuts.

    I agree. There are always exceptions that warrant special treatment but it shouldn't be our one-size-fits-all reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    I agree with this however there have been more than a handful of individuals who come here and post I am 12 doing my first cycle don't tell me what I don't want to hear. Inevitably someone says you shouldn't cycle and the OP tells them to **** off in some form. That's when it gets nuts.
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    This board is growing at a rapid pace..

    New members need to feel welcomed and we need to encourage them to post and ask whatever is on the mind of the new member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron1 View Post
    • If you're a dick to one of us; everyone is going to be a dick to you


    Can we address this a little too? It's been on my mind for a while, now that that unspoken "rule" is put in black and white I decided to speak up.

    Put yourself in the shoes of someone new. Does that line really sound like something from a welcoming community that you'd want to be a part of? Imo, we should not be advertising (or proud) that we are a community full of powder kegs looking for a spark. We should want people to feel welcomed here and not be fearful that their process of educating themselves is going to get them run out. It seems to me that there have been fewer posts lately than there have been in the past and I have a suspicion the hive mind hostility is contributing to that.

    We've seen it countless times here, someone asks a stupid question, sarcastic responses start flying, OP gets frustrated and maybe a little out of line. Instead of us attempting to rise above and de-escalate the situation, OP gets absolutely annihilated never to return. Who would want to come back to contribute to a community like that? We all learn at different rates and sometimes finding out that you don’t know what you thought you knew can be frustrating. We were all in their shoes at one point or another.
    This is a good discussion and I like where you're going with it. My intent in listing it wasn't that it's a rule we should all follow or something we should all be proud of. My intent was to convey that we're a close knit group and how they treat one member forms an impression in the other members' minds about them as an individual and will impact how they're treated in return.

    It was meant as a caution; not a threat. If you think it reads like the later let me know. I think we both agree that we want this to be a welcome place for newbies.

    By the way, Iron, your PMs are full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dk8594 View Post
    By the way, Iron, your PMs are full.
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    I remember when I posted something similar...lol

    The difference is that your post is much more reserved.


    Well put!
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    Great post and reminder.

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    Updated based on feedback.. Thanks fellas.

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    I have started a rule just for myself. I no longer welcome new members that mention gear in their first few sentences of their opening intro.
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    Just excellent dk!
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    Im all for a pass on a stupid question or one asked out of pure ignorance. When the op totally disregards the answers or willfully does not read the stickies or attempts to argue. That's when I get irritated. We all have done our research and I don't think its out of line to expect the newbies to do some as well. I will happily show them where to find the info and even give it to them, but as POB said some of these guys just want someone to condone a bad idea and get pissed when we don't. If they mention AAS in post number one, good indication that they have done no reading. Just my opinion. Good discussion here.

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