Yes Pete, you are right...it is fun to discuss these things and the discussions do in fact add to our forums knowledge base.
I'm not sorry for my rant though. Call me crazy if you must, but it's just that lately I have been taking more interest in this site and I do notice that a few of the more popular members start or become involved in a thread and become a bit selective to whom they choose to respond to/acknowledge.I know all about how some topics can have a different pulse rate than others so don't even go there.
The number of posts you have or the length of time you have been here does not give license to ignore the little guy....I mean , 'cmon man...that is the core/essence of what this is all about, right? If you are jaded then take a rest. This is a very classy site and sometimes people need to take a step back or take a deep breath an slow the heck down and just be friendly to all and remember where you come from...
A lot of good info here(entire site) gets tossed to the wayside due to impatience....that there is a powerful , true statement my friends....
Bob, honestly, I haven't noticed new members being ignored by any particular groups or people. But then again I generally try not to judge or analyze what people's motive are, so you could be right about that. It could be certain members with similar philosophies on pizza making band together, but that's natural and I wouldn't let that bother me. I mean how many times can the "old timers" be expected to answer the same questions over and over again?
I've been involved with electronic media since the early 1980's and I've learned not read too deep into other people's motives when it comes to the written word. There's just too much room for misinterpreting people's intentions. I've seen this a lot on systems such as online forums and Facebook where people fight or friendships break up all due to misinterpreting what the other person's intention was.
Me, I'm very easy going. I try not to judge others intentions. I love a good debate if it's done in a professional manner where ideas are attacked without making personal attacks because usually we all learn something in the process.
As for pizzamaking.com I've been coming here for many years a few times per week. I now tend to skip over most topics that I've visited many times in the past and look for the new stuff. Sometimes I don't have the time or energy to do anything but browse a few threads. Sometimes I just look at the pics in a thread, I get hungry and go have a slice.
Bottom line, it just too hard to judge other people's intentions or hidden motives based upon what's written in these forums, especially when it involves reading between the lines.