Quote Originally Posted by jubeh View Post
On lurking - You're implying that the op is being punished some how. He's not?
Maybe punish is a strong word for it but we are reprimanding him in our own way for not "knowing better". What I'm saying is expecting him to "know better" is unreasonable in ways. And it's particularly hypocritical to respond to violations of implicit rules in ways which violate explicit ones.

On bad threads - You make them, you get a bad response -- and then you make more and get better at it.
Yeah, but what's to motivate a new member to stay and continue the learning process of he gets reamed for his first mistake?