Thanks for posting Kraven, even if I disagree.
Frankly, I couldn't really give a sh*t about slang here or there. Some jockeying for perceived position or a bunch of other things mostly.
I'm not advocating chaos of course, but generally speaking the form concerns me far less than the content.
If folks are feeling like they're out of touch, then I think they should be trying to connect and do something about it.
Back to content, and quality of it. If I was going to note a pet peeve, mine would (still) be the tech threads.
Basically, I think you've got a bunch of really smart older(ish) members on there who don't recognize their own limitations.
Yet, because they clearly know more than others about most things they turn the place into a personal territory instead of a genuinely open forum.
To my mind, it's f*cking bullsh*t. These same folks are only now realizing that Amazon and Google are far more than what most people consider them to be, yet we all have to kiss ass because we're the newbie's even though we spotted this stuff fairly long ago.
All I'm saying fundamentally, is that this stuff often cuts both ways.
For the most part, I agree with what's been said on here but WTF - what about quality, and openness and so on.
I think some people's priorities are f*cked up because not only don't they encourage newer members to think and speak openly by crafting well-timed and positioned statements and questions, but they actually stifle real intellectual curiosity with their petty f*cking point-scoring and territorial pissings.
And there are many old dogs who do this, and refuse to learn new tricks. Even if it'll be to both their benefit and ours.
So basically, f*ck all that form over substance bullsh*t. Regardless of age or status.
PS. And thanks to all the old-schoolers on here (even those I have problems with), you make this place what it is. However, please let's not f*cking kid ourselves here and pretend that either of us is better than the other.
PPS. Besides that aspect, I agree with a lot of what Kraven is pointing out though. I must be getting old.
Also, I'm nowhere near one of the better contributors on here. I'm very much aware of this. However, I also know I'm not completely full of shit.
I think that's worth something, even if it's not a lot. And if all it gets is constant unconstructive criticism and the like, then the pitiful a$$holes that are handing it out are just as much in need of a hard look in the mirror as me (or others).
My nothing's worth.