This subject comes up over and over, especially when a new poster starts a thread about a perticular restaurant or product, or asks a very general question. They do not usually get a warm welcome from most folks here. Many times, their first post is their last. An exception might be a new poster who asks a specfic question about where to eat, or about a recipe. There have been some good threads started by folks who asked a weird question but never posted again. Was it because of the way they were treated, or were they trolls to start with?
I have no answers, only questions. I would like this be a polite and logical discussion that could be helpfull to new posters, and other folks here.