mydiamond Posted December 27, 2015 Report Share Posted December 27, 2015 Sometimes I forgot that I practically grew up in H-O, which clouded my judgment towards internet forums in general. I have always told people if you're unsure about something, there should be a forum for that. But sometimes I forgot that not all forums are as great as ours. Sometimes I forgot that the online world is full of mean, mean people saying mean, mean things. Sometimes I forgot. When we join forums such as this one, the rule doesn't state you must be an expert. The rule will never state how many years of experience you need to hit that sign up button. The whole point of forums is to facilitate discussions so everyone can learn something new everyday - seasoned hobbyists and newbies alike. Sometimes we would have an opinion that we always thought to be true. But apparently once we throw it in people say it's inaccurate. That's fine, there's no harm in discussing it. And then there's the learning part again. But when someone gets a full-blown "wherever did you get that from?!" to a piece of information they threw into the discussion, nobody's learning anything. When the seasoned members threw thinly-veiled snide remarks to the new members because they apparently don't have a good grip on the forum rules just yet (what happened to clear communication?), nobody's learning anything. I joined this forum to learn. I join many others with the same intention. Nobody joins a forum to be yelled at for not being an expert. No forum should be yelling at people for not being an expert. Everyone should learn something new as they go, no matter how experienced or knowledgeable they are. But apparently, in most forums out there, you're not allowed to learn as you go. You either walk in a completely clueless noob, or an expert that is unable to say anything wrong. If you're in the middle, apparently, people will yell at you until you fit into one of either extremes. I never minded being corrected. That's how I learn. But there is no need to be mean about it either =\ end of rant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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