There has been an undercurrent of negativity that has been seeping it’s way through the forum as of late. Indulge me while I address it.
Please take a moment to go to your profile, click on “Show the last posts…,” and go back and read some of the first posts you ever made. If you started on YYN, go there and do the same.
I have been on different types of forums since 1994. I’ve seen all the “use the search function” and “google it” lines. (Well, after four years or so once they created Google…) Like many of you, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of “not another one of these threads” threads. I’ve seen 17 years of amateur copy editors. Same with self appointed moderators.
And, I’ve seen plenty of soapbox lectures…well…just like this one I’m writing now. I don’t know if they ever do any good. When I read other people’s I generally think it’s grandstanding. I’m sure this will be perceived similarly. Perhaps rightfully so.
So, I guess the cycle continues. But please be kind. We all have been there. If you think someone is just not able to use the forum correctly, don’t lash out. Send a PM to a mod. Let them address it. It’ll seem less like bullying.