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What's a newbie to do?!

Chris VR | May 28, 200805:50 AM

There was some kvetching in this topic about the topic http://www.chowhound.com/topics/523144 being rehashed for the 12 gazillionth time. And I feel like I see many people tell others "do a search, this topic has already been discussed!"

It prompted me to post this rant (which I thought better of, and edited out of my post).

"Boy, you know, people are damned if they do, damned if they don't. People bitch about it when old threads get resurrected and then they bitch again when new threads are started! Where are the newbies supposed to ask questions and share opinions?! It's not like there are THAT many topics for us to hash out in Boston, and new people with new opinions come along all the time- if you've got an opinion, add it, if not, read the next thread."

I just wish people who are "old-timers" here would cut some slack. It's the nature of a site like this that topics are going to be revisited. Over, and over and over. I've been here for over 6 years, and yes, I get tired of seeing the same topics come up. Do I read every thread that rehashes a discussion I've already added my twenty cents to, over the years? No, but it doesn't bother me if other people do. So why do people feel the need to jump down the throats of posters who dare to ask a question that's already been asked more than once? (And then it's probably the same people who go ballistic when people resurrect a 7 year old topic to add their input!)

This rant isn't directed to anyone in particular, just the posting community in general. All I'm trying to say is I wish people would mellow out here. Post on the topics that interest you. Don't posts on the topics that don't. It's that easy.

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