Polkasaur, I believe I am about to worship you. Then again, there are plenty of members on here who started out the same way. Heck, I remember when Miranda was a little lurker that refused to join and posted as a guest all the time
Man, I sound like a grandmother or something.
Anyways, being one of the oldest forum members here(yes, I know, I'm like a forum fossil), I've seen my share of noobs and must say the current ones are not as bad as the older ones when the forum was less organized and the moderators were basically dead. Then we frequently had bots, trolls, plenty of obscene posts being put up all the time. Now its only the occassional rude member who we all despise(which I can relate to right now because I'm completely infuriated with one right now).