yeah, lets flame other sites, that's a great idea... no, it's a stupid idea.
Lets go to my beginning... there was this site called Testosterone.net
damn, how bad ass is that, all this free info, hell, they even sold shirts that said TESTOSTERONE across the chest and came out with a free online magazine every friday. What's more, they answered questions from the readers. WOW, the HOLY FUCKING GRAIL!
Then they got a forum. I didn't even look at the forum for the first year and a half, maybe 2 years that it was around. But surprisingly, I'd see the site, T-Mag.com mentioned allover the net, people steeling the articles from here and posting them on their forums and sites... sometimes not even giving credit to the authors, and taking it themselves, the bastards.
Enter T-Nation.com the forum became the big dawg. All of a sudden, Testosterone.net was a full fledged community. If you read the site, you were virtually SUCKED INTO the the new forum, it brought like minds together. For the first 2 years or so, I'd say that it was the height of Testosterone. I couldn't get enough of it. Then something happened... it got popular.
Many of the newbies that come around the site are only here for a month or two, and they all generally have similar newbie questions, but for some reason thought that they were special and that the BEGINNERS GUIDE (thanks Vroom) didn't apply to them. Instead of reading the site's 1000+ articles (I don't know how many there are, but it's a LOT), they'd ask a question about bench pressing and curling in the squat rack. They would generally get FLAMED from the regulars, you can only handle so much "I want to gain 50 pounds of muscle and eat like a little bird to keep my abbs" type of posts.
How embarassing for their net-ego. What do they do, they seek out to get revenge. They get a new screen name, or two (more?), and they troll this site. They give shit to members. They patronize contributors in a sarcastic and degrading way ("best article ever" posts), they find a way to stir up some shit. Have pissing matches with people, flame others on the picture threads, etc.
What a horrible existence this must be. Giving shit to 'virtual' people who've decided to live outside the norms of typical contemporary society, people who stand for something, who all share one common goal.
So here's what I say, and here's what I do IGNORE THE BASTARDS!
that's right, ignore them. If they don't start up a "shitstorm," then they are nothing. They get off by aggravating 99% of T-Nation, so howabout we Tube Steak Boogie their ass and ignore the worthless pricks.