I'm glad to see so many familiar faces usernames still around. Sad to see one of the old schoolers (joined before I did) go in such a fashion. Thanks again for helping me build my last workstation, computerquip.
Oh god I feel so guilty. I am sorry to see you go CQ, I've seen you help loads of people out including myself on a good number of occasions.
So sad that our last exchange was heated (and I did admit that was mostly my fault)
I don't know why but people always get edgy around the christmas holidays (me included).
I always expect a little bit of snark when I ask for help online so computerquips posting style doesn't really bother me.
I have met a lot of people in other online communities who expect instant answers and help (especially kids in gaming communities). I guess it's more about online etiquette that nobody really follows anymore. I usually just ignore those people but I can see how it can build up over time into resentment of the community.
Either way, good luck to you Computerquip wherever you end up. Just don't let your anger change the helpful person you are and I'm sure you will be ok :)
I have noticed a large increase in a certain kind of behavior from a specific age group, but if I write any more than this I am going to start an offensive argument.
I would like to cite the above three posts and the post below as examples of what I am talking about.
LB, sir, I am not sure how my post proves anything since I am not showing any behavior in my replies to you and Albatross. Sir, your post stating other posts are examples seems, to me, to make your post more an example than any others because, again to me, it projects a sense of smugness for pointing out posts to prove one's point.
I agree with L B on the subject. I've noticed a fair amount of people leaving
( including myself ). I imagine it has a bit to do with some of the more youthful members combined with an overall change in attitude on the forums. It's sad as several main members are leaving / becoming less involved
Paoletti301, sir, if a member leaves purely based on 'youthful members' and 'overall attitude on the forums' then it leads me to think they need to have to things happen; get a thicker skin and grow up. Leaving for those two reasons are completely immature. At the time their reasoning may seem logical at the time, but in the end it is still immature.