Re: Has our board been taken over by a flurry or newbie morons?
FAQ, or an archive is a good idea.
I have a board using version 6.3.0. for about a year and a half, now; which was an upgrade from a previous format. Some guys never made it to the newer version, for various reasons; such as, they had to reregister, etc.
But, if this version of UBB is very much like mine, and it looks very similiar, then an archive is not possible?
Whatever changes are required, you should understand that a good number of the members will not like it. People get familiar with a format and the navigation, and don't want it to change, even for good reasons.
But, the original question.
If you had total agreement, there would be virtually no activity. Newbies contribute by smoking out the guys that know everything, otherwise the old timers wouldn't have a lot to say. And, that is what the attraction is all about, stimulation; an exchange of ideas. If the dialogue gets so coded that only a precious few know what they are talking about, well; if you ask me, it gets a little boring sometimes.
So, rather than berating the troll, (as you call them) assume he has an honest opinion and bury him with respect.... and data.
Asking him to leave because he is unworthy is counterproductive, in my opinion.
Okay, so I'm new here, but do not assume I'm a newbie, and as you might expect, I have opinions and I'm willing to share them with intelligent people.
Good hunting. LB