There have been quite a few complaints about members being cruel to each other, ganging up, bullying, and not being helpful. Long time members have said this recently, and this seems to be a common theme with newbies feeling this way too. I promise you I am not directing this to any specific individual/individuals at all, and at the same time I am not excluding myself in this message. This message is for everyone:
Please try to be a bit more compassionate when a poster is going through an issue. Try not to kick them when they are down. Our group is running newbies and long time members off. Even old timers have said many of us can come across as arrogant, condescending, etc. Let’s all use the scroll button if what we say is likely going to tear someone down. You can be truthful, but also not make someone feel badly about themselves.
I’m really not trying to create a debate. But just a request that we all try a little harder, and I will do the same. I also don’t think a lot of newbies are wanting to leave just because they don’t agree with advice given. It’s the tone and manner in which it is delivered.