[i][b]Karma[/b] (redirected from Kharma) is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as denoting the entire cycle of cause and effect described in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies...
...the tenet of the law of karma is essentially "if you do good things, good things will happen to you [and] if you do bad things, bad things will happen to you,"...[/i]
So, the karma reference was alluding to "what goes around comes around"; in a way, you're kind of doing the same thing you're complaining about, and so you're sort of opening yourself up to being criticized on the same account. It wasn't an insult.
My point was simply that I read a lot in these T-Mag forums, and there seems to be almost as many threads of vets criticizing newbies who post without researching as there are newbies who post without researching! I find it ironic that those who participate in the bashing of newbies for posting stuff that's been answered a million times before continue do so in light of the fact that these criticisms have been leveled a million times before!
I'm not entirely in disagreement with the idea that it is bad for one-post wonders to come here and ask for a spoon feeding their first time out. It's tremendously frustrating to knowledgeable and frequent posters and is a waste of time to read. But slamming newbies has become blood sport here. The slash-and-burn commentary and indignation gets pretty extreme and runs counter to the dignity (such as it is) that is normally desired on this board.