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Old February 4th, 2010, 21:15   #20
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Join Date: Nov 2007
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I never got flamed as a noob. Why? Because I was lurking and reading the forums, soaking up every bit of info I could find for a couple of months before even starting an account. By the time I started posting, I didn't have any of the typics noob questions, because I had bothered reading the FAQs, stickies, and used the almighty search function to get my info.

That being said, when I did start posting and had questions, they were intelligently posted using full sentences and correct grammar. And they included references to other posts or threads where I had researched and generally, I just wanted clarification on something or extra input. As a result, I was always treated with the utmost respect by both new and veteran members alike.

I have no problems with new players. I welcome them. And if I see they have an eagerness and willingness to learn, I will go out of my way to help them out, either on the forum, or even in person. What I take serious issue with is the "I want it, I want it now, and I want someone else to do all the work for me" attitude that a high percentage of noobs have. That's why we see the same questions posted in the noob tank over and over. That seems to be a very prevalent attitude with kids these days that were brought up with the mentality of instant gratification on everything.

And usually, that attitude does indicate an underage kid, so it's not a stretch to assume that most of them are underage. Generally, that's something most will grow out of once they hit the real world and aren't living with mommy and daddy doing everything for them. And even an AV tag doesn't guarantee that they won't have this attitude either.

I get pissed at a lot of these noob threads, but rarely bother replying in them at all unless I see it's someone that's generally put some effort into trying to find their own answers before asking. Sadly, those seem to be a small minority of new ASC members.
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