A sarcastic rant from that new guy
Ok, maybe not that sarcastic.
I woke up this morning, logged into TP, and started feeling like a troll for suggesting, the day before, that people should stop feeding the trolls.
Above all, I want to be a positive contributor to making this site as helpful and welcoming and efficient as possible.
I am a newcomer, so yes my knowledge of PE is limited, but I am not afraid to express my opinions, opinions which may or may not be shared by other newcomers, or potential future members, who may not be as comfortable in expressing their opinions.
When I can learn from a thread I will.
When I can contribute my knowledge or experience to a thread I will.
When a thread is blatantly denying facts, without facts of it’s own I will IGNORE it.
What I WONT do is mock a person for questioning the effectiveness of PE because I don’t believe sarcasm will stop other people from asking the same questions down the road.
I understand the short term gratification of sarcasm, but ultimately it is a self promoting gesture and it does NOTHING to welcome or help those who don’t know any better.
If I stick with this long enough that I get to the point where I am frustrated because I have answered the same question over and over again, I will simply stop answering, and leave it to someone else to answer in a way that is helpful and promotes the image of what this site should be.
Maybe I’ve being too sensitive, maybe I’m not. Maybe I am the only one who feels like this, maybe I’m not. That’s for you to decide.
This is purely my opinion of how some aspects of this community might be interpreted by new members or outsiders, and thought those who are open minded enough, might appreciate a fresh perspective.
Now, this rant has seriously cut into my PE time, so I’ll leave it at that and go pull, twist and stretch out all the rest of my frustrations.
Keep an open mind and a closed wallet... unless it\'s open to making a donation!
Last edited by cantlook : 03-03-2011 at .