Originally Posted by NastyBoy
4. Ban use of term "Newbie" n00b when refering to any poster. Term is often used as a form of insult. 30 years of being a Reds fan does not make one a "Newbie".
If you're new to a place, then you're a newbie. We don't work on some sort of Redsfan seniority system here. Every year we get an influx of newbies who turn out to be great additions to the board. We even have a board awards thread at the end of the year where Best New Poster is one of the categries.
There's only two ways around being a newbie: Don't show up in the first place or hang around long enough to establish yourself.
In the meantime, I've noticed more than a few people who've joined in the past three months (read: newbies) who seem to think this board should conform to them and not vice versa. I could be wrong, but I'm reasonably sure that's not going to happen.