I have done a lot of thinking about these issues.
We can't deal with this flood of ignorance and stupidity. We can wet nurse these kids but it never stops. Meanwhile the forum has become quite useless for the members it is meant to serve. We almost need a preschool forum that we can banish them too. I don't know quite how to restrict them.
Yes stickies would be helpful but do not seem to be fashionable at T-nation at this time. The result is more like a chat room instead of a library of collected reference material [because the stickies are gone]. To provide guidance to the new kids, we have to type in the same shit over and over again when some might be intelligent enough to read stickies if they are visible. Failing that one can simply type "read the stickies". Stickies are needed so we do not have to repeat our selves all of the time, and may have burned out trying to do the right thing.
T-nation has some great material and the search engines lead many to the forums hear. That is driven by the strength of the threads. But now we have may threads by the kids that are simply stupid. We are a victim of our own success.
New kids are not going to find the links I put in the 2nd post of the "About ...] sticky by them selves. So we need to type this into every new guys post:
Please follow and read these links in the 2nd post of the 1st forum topic:
- yada yada yada
- more yada
And some simply cannot understand what those words mean.