Easy, big fella. I didn't stereotype anyone. I responded directly to this individual's post. You, on the other hand, have leapt from my individual response to a generalization about how "some of you supporters" treat noobs. If you want to engage in a semantics discussion regarding the words depressing and depressed, we can do that, but I think you're using that as a distraction from the fact that you didn't use the word you wanted to use earlier, which was probably not depressing. Pedantic, maybe? Moralizing? I don't know. I do know that depressing implies that something is making you sad or discouraged, and no Internet forum thread has ever had that emotional weight in my life. At any rate, I did not base my comments regarding ADGFan on how he "types" (much like I didn't make a comment about you typing "serious" when you meant "seriously"). I made a comment regarding the fact that he doesn't seem to know his audience, and that he is making sweeping generalizations and broad statements. He should expect some response to that.
You are quite right that this is an open forum, and I would think any response to ADG, especially from longtime members (not me: I'm no graybeard here, and I don't have nearly the experience with frags or forum contribution that many others do), would help ADGFan decide if this is the right environment for him. Also, though this is an open forum, not just anyone can use it. People have been banned, and often, for failing to adhere to basic decorum and forum policies. While I'm not personally offended by anything ADGFan has posted, some might be, and further, continuing to post the same types of things over and over again (including 3 threads started in mere hours regarding female attraction to AdG as a fragrance) will grate on members and make them more likely to be offended by seemingly little things.
I hope ADGFan sticks it out. I hope everyone who joins does, and that each member here has his or her life enriched by the people and fragrances (s)he encounters. And now that this thread has (appropriately) been moved to the Just Starting Out forum, the added lens of remembering that ADGFan is a newcomer may help people respond positively to him, provided there's something to respond to.
Originally Posted by The_Cologneist
I'm glad I'm fortunate enough to be able to decipher the difference between being depressed, and a "depressing thread"
I don't think it's fair how some of you supporters stereotype noobs based on how they type. This is an open forum, open to the public.. anybody can use it.
I think as a community we should be open to all new basenoters, and let them see whether or not basenotes is the right environment for them.