There’s a lot of swagger around here about a person’s join date. Look at mine, I’m coming up on 12 years. You know what that denotes? That I joined the board twelve years ago. It doesn’t mean that I know more about X than a poster with a March 2014 join date does.
This is a fine intellectual board that I enjoy coming to, posting on, and reading a lot more than I ever post. But this repeated meme regarding a person’s join date needs to stop. Yes, there can be data extrapolated showing a brand new poster is more likely to be troll material. However, mentioning that as an arguement means that you are being too lazy to debate on the merits of the post and would rather comment on the person instead.
Here’s a list of recent examples. And like I said, we can see that a lot of the responses are because the original posters are just jackasses. But the jackassery extends to experienced-join-date folks dismissing a newb just for being a newb as opposed to explaining why their point of view is bullshit.