posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 11:12 PM
I am very new here and have seen a few threads posted about newbies destroying ATS. I realize I probably should not comment for fear of being turned
to ash or being run out on a rail.
These threads made me stop and wonder why people hated the newbies so much. We are accused (lumped together) of bringing down the iq level here,
flooding the boards with useless comments, etc. I've no doubt that this is true in certain cases. I do not believe it is the majority of new people
that do this though. Many boards have the old timers/new timers syndrome.
New people bring new ideas and viewpoints. Everyone may not post exactly what everyone else always wants to read. And if newbies bring up topics that
have been hashed out a few times before then people can choose to read it or not, but it does atleast keep the ideas alive and well. Who knows...
maybe a newbie will come in one day with info/proof that nobody has ever seen before. If it pertains to a topic that has beaten to death, all the
better I would think.
Folks bringing in fresh ideas and excitement to ATS will keep this place from turning into nothing more than an encyclopedia. It is what makes ATS so
interesting to so many. The facts that can be found here are staggering. I think people should post facts, but I also enjoy hearing the opinions as
well. Who would want to come here and find every post exclaiming the exact same thingthat everyone else believed? How would we ever learn how others
We all have different posting styles, and varying levels of humor. How many newbies read anti newbie threads and wonder if they are the ones that are
being "called out" for their ignorance?
I know I will be torn a new one for this. I also know my contributions here probably fall in the line of what the older members hate. I just wanted to
say that some newbies try to fit in, they read anti-newbie threads and feel they are not welcome. You never know if one of them could be a huge asset
Everyone's perception of reality is different. We should keep that in mind. And as I said in an earlier thread...
We may not all agree with one another, but we should all stand up for another's right to express their opinion.
Let the torching begin. Pick on my posting style, grammar, my mother, etc. It is worth it just to post it. I will love it here and stay regardless.