Papajoe8, the way a person is treated in the beginning is always and formost the number one priority.
I moderate three other forums, we always greet newbies with a thread devoted to them. sometimes newbies just don’t know where to post a certain thread. and as I have seen in the past, been riduclued as to why is this thread here and not there.
My suggestion to the forum is have a general category for rules on posting, stick in an announcement form., this might help…. second work the moderators more to help newbies in thier posts if possible, praise is 100% more acceptible than a derogatory statement.
There is a wealth of information here within this forum. I as a newbie here enjoy it. And any new ideas to make it even better would always be appreciated.