Where do they come from???

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  1. Ravi
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    I'm not complaining, heck if others contribute to the upkeep of the site I don't feel guilty for not doing it.

    But where the heck are all these posters coming from? It seems we get ten new ones a day and they can't possibly all be sock puppets.
     
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    The percentage of new additions that are worth keeping is so low that I might consider locking the proverbial door if I had that power.

    The last new member that was humorous and made any sense was a poster named paulitics. Since then, it's been steady downhill around here.
     
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    The word is getting out on the bloggosphere that this is a good site. They close down one or two big blogs here and there and guess what, we get a shit load of cherries.
     
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    I don't know about the other folks, but I put "political discussion message board" into google, and this is the first one that popped up. I checked it out and it looked lively and interesting, so I jumped in.
     
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    I heard that the MSNBC one got shut down, thats a lot of them.

    I came here because a friend of mine is a moderator and said it was a good site, so i joined.
     
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    tell your friend to give me 10,000 rep power :badgrin:
     
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    the influx of newbies is definitely getting out of hand, the board is changing and not for the better. oh how i long for the old days when this board was cutting edge and exciting and all the genius level posting from us old timers would really stand out but now with all these new posters our brilliance is hidden in a sea of drek.
     
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    I love when noobs get all defensive.
     
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    that was meant to be humor, see the whole guy who has been here a couple of weeks posting it thing.
     
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    Okay, here's how it is, for a site to be worth the price and effort to maintain people have to use it, otherwise what's the point. New members show popularity as well, meaning we are doing something right when we get more, and something wrong when we don't. If you have a problem with new people then keep it to yourself, if you have a problem with assholes, that's fine. Noobs are different than newbies also, noobs are those who never learn no matter how long they are a member, newbies are what keeps us alive here.

    The last thing I will state on this matter, new ideas and opinions keep things fresh, yes you have to weather a few annoyances sometimes, but all those you have interacted with too long you start to predict too often, and that's just plain boring. Bottom line, please stop whining about the new members.
     

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