OK, is it just me or do most of the people who chime in on threads lately seem like a bunch of a$$holes??? It just seems to me that when I start reading a thread whether its a new topic or one that's been covered to death it always ends up with people being jags. If someone starts a new topic that's been covered many times the get railed for it and are told to use the search button, but if they use the search button and revive an old thread the get killed for that as well??? I think people need to realize that there are new members that were not part of the discussion originally. The reason I bring this up is that I just don't see too many of the old members around much anymore and wondered if this is part of the reasoning? I know for me I still visit this site often but I find myself coming here less and less because the bitching just gets old. For the most part when I do come here its not to talk music but more or less the off topic stuff that has nothing to do with music. I don't know maybe its just me?
It's a tricky one, but I do see your point of view entirely. Also, it doesn't just happen to noobs.
My attitude is this: If someone asks a question, particularly someone new and I can help out, I do. Principally because when I started out a lot of people did that for me, and to be honest the whole point of a forum is to discuss ideas. Not all of them are entirely worth while, but there you go. No new threads = tired forum: content > everything.
I would rather someone did some research first and qualify their questions better ("I have an rg350 and I want to put Evo's in. I have read they are shrill, has anyone else found this") rather than just the usual "what pickups do I want" type stuff.
Jemsite has had a bit of a reputation in the past as not always being that helpful or friendly, which I haven't always agreed with, but there are sometimes easier places to get advice. I guess you can liken it to meeting a tourist who's just got off the plane and asks for directions. Would you try and help, or shrug and tell them to go and buy a map and stop asking people? We had a similar discussion about grammar a while back, and the spate of people correcting other people's spelling etc.. If you did that to a stranger in a pub you would most likely get a slap. Just because it is on the internet doesn't mean it isn't poor manners.
Resurrecting 5yr old threads is fecking tedious though