It sometimes looks like we're reflexively rude to newbies and the ignorant. But this isn't really true.
What we are, unapologetically, is hostile to people who seem to be unwilling to think or to do their own homework before asking questions. People like that are time sinks — they take without giving back, and they waste time we could have spent on another question more interesting and another person more worthy of an answer. We call people like this “losers” (and for historical reasons we sometimes spell it “lusers”).
It seemed to describe the BPC topic well to me, and the misunderstandings thereof.
I don't see the connection. BPC is jsust holding a contest and the only question they asked on these forums was why people we being hostile. They weren't asking any technical questions.
I think it is still the anti-luser mentality...people dont react well to newbies overhyping something.
on the other hand, there is no reason not to be nice. they are hosting a contest...it actually would have been more interesting have just entered and let them see that we have more experience programming then them.
and if everyone had been nice, xlibman wouldn't be considering a permanent IP ban on kllrnohj and JPez at omnimaga
Look, I've had more than my fair share of flames, plenty of people told me I was worthless, my programs all sucked, I had no skill, and I should just leave the community. Sure, I got angry and tried to defend myself, which to such 1337 came across as n00bish whining. I can see that by putting myself in their shoes. So I just didn't let it get to me, and now you see how things are today. Yeah, flames can be discouraging, but it's not the end of the world. If you're really devoted to something like calculator programming, you're going to follow through whether people support you or not, if for nothing else than to prove to them that you were right.
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