I'm a noobs here and I would like to express my gratitude to this wonderful forum by giving one suggestion. If I may, that is
You see, I already read so many examples of the problem with noobs-nagging and noobs-bashing phenomenon here. The last one I read is this thread which unfortunately has been closed by the mods, so I cannot post there (so please don't bash me too ). So here I am with a new thread and below is my suggestion:
Why don't we just create a new forum specially made for, maintained by, and populated by Noobs? (in other words: Let's Noobs unite! LoL)
The reason I suggest this is because no matter how hard you try to deny, the fact is still: people will always varied in level of understanding on technical things and purpose of joining a forum. And we still need to accomodate every single of them, nevertheless, since there is no way to forbid noobs to join this forum anyway. Rite? Some even so noobs that either they don't know HOW to search or don't know WHAT to search. Yet, they are still resources, and may have future potentials once groomed well.
So why don't we make it like a school, with grades and levels. For our lovely forum maybe we can just divide into two class: devs and noobs, for simplicity sake.
IMHO, if this is agreed then it will serve 2 purposes:
1. Saving mods and senior member times, so these people can focus more on the development side rather than spending days and hours changing napkins and spoonfed-ing the noobs
2. Saving the noobs from embarassment and humiliation of being bashed because of their lack of knowledges and will to learn. Let them help each other, hey, even noobs has different level of skills you know. So whenever one got smarter, he/she will usually help others with his/her newly-found knowledge. At least that what I did, and that what I also observed happening here. These noobs will still have help from senior members who has more time and capacious heart to stand the noobish stupidity.
Actually, the "general" forum has more or less served to this purpose for quite a while. But I saw it got mixed, because sometimes there are important thread too in this forum and it get buried to the bottom too soon because of noobs stupid questions. Not a very good fit
So there, my suggestion, might need many constructive ideas from all of you to make it more perfect. Such as, how to divide this forum into sub-forums, who will maintain/mods, etc. Thanks, can't wait to see positive responses...