It's called volunteering not conscription... You get to choose which organization you want to volunteer for. So sure you can call it not picking but at the end of the day I don't get paid and I'm volunteering my time. And because it is my time I get to choose autonomously where to spend it.
Over the years I've noticed a lot of hostility to new forum members... Keeping them away, getting upset over asking stupid questions.
There's even a sticky in the newbie tank that you've essentially crucified to send a message to others about how not to ask questions. What kind of impression does that give to new users?
In the AV faq section you basically went 0 to 100 and flamed a Non-av member for stating facts. Sure he was too lazy but there's a WAY and time and place to say that he was lazy.
And, as always, your kind comments are welcome. Thanks for letting me know as well as the community that criticism is not welcome.