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Chris319 observed:

IMFO* the snide tone I see directed toward newbies by certain regulars on this board is unwarranted. It reflects worse on the person being snide than it does on the newbie. If you feel the need to be snide, confrontational or even rude to a newbie, please show the rest of us the courtesy of doing so in private email.


It is hard to argue with your courteous contention. However, I would like to add that the occurance of Newbie bating (especially by board regulars) is IMO -- at this point on this Board -- notable as the exception, not the rule. Sure, there are instances (usually by the same few folk) when some members can't seem to restrain themselves. However, they are increasingly rare. As I have previously observed on this board:

Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.

This community embodies the above quote by the Earl of Chesterton. The overwhelming majority of regulars on this board are notable for their extreme generosity, devotion to MI, and remarkable erudition. Nothing negative.

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