Because you seemed to be antagonised by my posts in this thread, whereas nobody else was reacting in that way to them. It seemed like in some way, I had upset you with what I was saying, when that wasn't my intention at all. There was nothing in your original post that expressly stated "anti-noob mentality" as a wider topic was not to be discussed, and besides, I can't see why you'd be creating a topic like that specifically about this forum, unless you thought there was an issue with it.Because of this that or the other thing. How is that me being defensive? We are having a conversation about our general attitudes towards new people and then towards NoObs. Not the actions of other people or other boards. You say things like "I think being crappy to members because they are new is wrong" as if we are talking about all new members getting the same treatment whether or not they are decent posters.
I don't take it as a personal attack on me. You just keep arguing that being mean to new members is bad as if the people in this thread are saying that is isn't. While you may be replying to "anti-noob mentality" as a whole, all of your posts are in amongst posts about these boards and these members, and thus you aren't contributing to the conversation. You just keep saying its wrong over and over. You definitely aren't replying to my thread where I clarified what I meant by anti-noob mentality. You are, in fact, generalizing the discussion beyond the scope of the topic, to other boards where everyone is harassed for being new and only a few make it to the other side. You are refuting an argument that isn't being made here.
What you clarified as "anti-noob mentality", is just merely on a scale of what that term encapsulates and means. It's definitely on the low end of it, but again, nowhere did you expressly state that anything beyond that was not up for discussion. Perhaps I did go beyond the scope of the topic as you intended, but I can't really be blamed for that when it was not made clear in the original post that I would be doing so by making the points I made. And some members in this thread actually spoke to me directly in the thread, and most said that they agreed with me. So I think I definitely was contributing to the conversation, or at least other members thought so. I apologise if I took the topic into an area that you did not wish it to go to, but it was certainly not my intention to do so, and nor did I wish to upset or antagonise you in anyway, and if I have, again, I apologise. I certainly did not mean for the topic to descend into this, and I regret my part in that, even though it was completely unintentional.