It's a concern. I'm a bit fed up with all the youngsters as well. It's a problem I addressed in the early days of the forum, and the changes we made with regards to new member status appear to have worked on the whole; the Gallery and Requests forums appear to be running much more smoothly now, and the general atmosphere in those forums is friendly and polite.Philip wrote: ↑Sun 12 Sep, 2021 19.12 It’s gotten to the point where I dread any new member joining… as it usually seems to be a child who posts a load of nonsense initially before calming down. I know, I know, I was one of those once, and I can deal with one or two. But there seem to be lots at the moment. Maybe I just need to take a break from the place.
The text speak rule has been in place since the forum started. I hate it, and I know that others hate it too, hence why the rule is in place.
The recent spate of new members starting topics with 50 word titles and descriptions has been a problem, and I've requested that members keep them short where possible.
A welcome PM is sent to all members with a link to the forum rules, which they are advised to read before posting. If they don't read it, then it's their own fault.
The younger members need to realise that the forum isn't social media, and that they should think about the way they post if they want to continue as members.