You guys are creating drama out of thin air. Take a chill pill.
Hyperbolic statements like this cause drama. You know that, right? If this statement were true, then that would mean at least one of the guys you referred to as a professional, doesn’t need to be in business.
Y u so cynical, bro? You’re a good guy. People like you. No one wants you to leave. Think of all the hundreds of people who have taken your advice over the years, like me, that thank you for your input, and use it to better themselves, and in turn, the industry. Isn’t that a huge positive? Why get so worked up about a few people that go against the grain?
Im not sure that i really see much of a problem here. I certainly dont think the board is inundated with hacks. You dressed down awesomewash pretty good several times, and instead of him flipping you the bird and leaving, he is taking your advice. Same with MrSparkle. That’s pretty commendable on their part, IMO.
Are there a few rotten apples here and there? Sure, i suppose so… but it seems to me that the vast majority of people here want to better themselves… some just do it in different ways, or slower than others. We are all different. We are all flawed. Something to keep in mind the next time you (not you specifically, you in general… everyone) want to ‘put someone on blast’, as the kids say.
Is it ok to get a little annoyed now and then? Sure. But it’s an internet forum… annoying stuff is going to happen, especially with a forum that is this active. You want a forum where everyone is pro, and no dumb questions are asked, and everyone thinks like you do? Good luck finding one… and if you do, good luck getting more than a couple posts a week out of it.
It’s human nature to amplify the negatives so much that you let them overshadow the positives, even when the positives far outweigh the negatives. Cynicism and complaining can have a snowball effect. This place is not the cesspool you guys seem to perceive it as.
There are always going to be people asking questions you might think are dumb, or doing things you dont agree with. There are always going to be people that dont take good advice. Dont stress it… take a deep breath, and just roll with it baby.
@racer seems to deal with the yin and yang pretty good. Maybe he can provide one on one counseling sessions for us. I can only pay in brass quick connects, though, so i hope thats acceptable.