Originally Posted by eschatz
However, if we put all of the first time jitters into one thread I know I'm not going to look at it anymore than the "unanswered posts" thread. It'll get filled up and some of the noobs wont come back I think. The ability of seasoned vets to consistantly help the noobs makes this forum what it is. my 2 cents.
That's a good point. I enjoy seeing see new members post in the introductions thread, ask questions in the appropriate forums, and I like offering help whenever I can. Not that I'm a "seasoned vet" or anything, but if someone asks a question that I know the answer to, I enjoy helping them out.
I think when people stop caring about helping people here, it'll be just another message board full of elitists who are too busy gloating about themselves to care that nobody new is sticking around. I've seen once active message boards turn into ghost towns by these kinds of attitudes.