Lately, you can cut the tension with a knife around here. Due to the drama, I think we're losing some old and new members. Things have just been getting so heated that it's just boiling over and we have a huge blow up like what happened in the brisket thread or the one with rock.
We all understand that this is the 1st stop for new eggers because it's the official forum. Im pointing out the obvious because I want our new members to understand that our tenured members stick around because they enjoy helping folks. There are other more eggsperienced boards out there, but frankly, this is home for me and I think it is for a few others too. What I felt welcoming about this site is that I wasn't welcomed with "use the dang search feature".
New members - 1st and foremost, most peeps are here to help and to share the love for cooking on what brought us here. Our proud adoration for the Big Green Egg. Please be patient and try not to get offended if you don't understand the humor or tone used. Get to know everyone and you will soon be laughing at the inside jokes you may not completely get at 1st glance. Get to a EggFest and meet some of our members face to face. That's what I did. It was a great learning experience and there are really great people out there to meet. Also, and most importantly, if you don't post pics of your cook, it never happened. :D
Tenured members - With all the new folks coming everyday, we're going to have some negative folks come or some that might be trolls that left on a sour note. While it's difficult, you must not get into a post war with them. Why? 1: That's exactly what they want! 2: I'd hate to lose another valued member to some guy having fun with a 2nd or 3rd account.
I think the best we to get us back on track is for us all to get to cooking and post a cook thread this weekend. I know i'm overdue. lol