I think Hoos hit the nail on the head there so i will not elaborate on that issue. However, i would like to add the following: as a newbie, I am sure that scentemental has vast amounts of knowledge and could school most of us in the language of fragrances, but i ask you this, look back at your first posts, years and years ago, they are not the gifted, intellectual and pin pointed posts that have come to evolve from you. As a senior, you may see newbie posts as stupid, idiotic, but ya know what, you, my friend, were there one day too (well, maybe not the sexual, dirty, or vuglar posts). I do not know the reason why you are leaving, but i think it is, in fact, a bit elitist for you anyone to think they are above answering "stupid questions" or dealing with BS. If you don't answer those newbie questions or engage in some level of repetitive discussion then you will never get that newbie to evolve into someone who is as gifted as you are. To clarify, i am referring to the newbies who are, in fact, serious about fragrances. Again, i do not know why you are leaving, but from what i gather in this thread it has something to do with being annoyed by posters. I think you are doing a great dis-service to yourself and anyone who can learn from you. I dont want to sound mean, because i am not trying to be, but come on, grow up, you can't always have everything perfectly the way you want it! In fact, these newbies have every right to ask any question they want to, just as you have the right to skip over it. Maybe the moderators can flip these topics to the "just starting out" section so as not to bother your sense of elitism?
From my own perspective, i deal with people that annoy me everyday, people that have a heightened level of immaturity but i cant just sit in my room all day and not go to work. Also, i deal with this same BS in alot of my hobbies, but do you think i am ever going to give these people the satisfaction of taking that away from me? Absolutely NOT, never, i have too much respect for what i do to ever turn my back on what i care about. If you want to let these people win, then fine, go ahead, but you can bet i am not going to, nor will many others, Never.
In any event, Thanks for your contributions as i am sure many have learned from you and you have learend from teaching them. Again, i am not trying to be mean and hope i did not offend, but unfortunately the foregoing is my opinion.