Phil, thanks for your response. I always try to welcome new posters and make them feel at ease here. Everyone has always been extremly nice to me at this site and I try to pass that along to new posters. Hey, this is a great site with much to learn!
There is a "sticky" in the news forum called "rules of conduct".
Most of the, maybe not so nice, responses to new posters has to do with starting a new thread that apears to be an advertisement for a restaurant or product. Sometimes it is in response to starting a thread with a real general question like "how do you like your hot dog?" by a 1st. time poster.
I just thought it might be good to have a place to talk about this stuff other than on the threads in the regular forum.