Remember THIS, YNM? I get the feeling you think you're so superior to everyone else because you know everything about the community already. Don't. That XDA-developers site is, to put it in as clean a term as I can, a bunch of jerks.YNM wrote:Or we could implement an enforced version of this. Would help the mods by so much maybe.wallyweb wrote:What will happen is that a lot of new people will be attracted to the genre and will search high and low for mods etc. Look for a rush of new forum members. Be sure to put your "be nice to newbies" hats on.
"Noob" does not mean "new". Noob means you have been around for weeks, months or even years and refuse to conform to the etiquette of the site and the internet in general, and thus deserve bad treatment. A "newbie", someone who is genuinely new to the community, should not be told they are worthless until they have "proven" themselves. They can be told that they are on probation and that if they really screw up they'll be kicked out, but only because some sites have trouble with spambots and trolls. They can be told that they must not make the same mistake twice after being warned, and that effort should be made to discover what is and isn't okay. They can most definitely be told that specifically demanding (not just politely asking and accepting no for an answer) that the developers do as they want is not cool.
But please do not tell people that they can't ask questions, or that they are worthless until proven worthy. That is not an order, obviously; I have no authority. But if I am correct in my assumption that you actually believe what you have preached, I feel I should make it clear that I do not want to see this kind of behavior in any community, and I will go to a mod if I have to. No matter how many newbies there are, you should not be lazy and say they must fend for themselves, or the community will eventually wither and die without new members.
If on the other hand you've been joking around, which I doubt but must admit is a possibility, then you may disregard this message. Just take note that not everyone considers it "funny".
Oh, and thanks for being reasonable, wallyweb.