Come on guys...we're losing the purpose of this board. Of course not all purpose because this board is great for socializing and support. However, I feel the main purpose of this board is to socialize, support each other, learn (which we all do) and to help (which we rarely do).
I've been on this board since late 2002 and I learned a lot from questions and reading. We're here to help and teach (see the AM slogan..."Learn, Teach, Lead." Since 2002, this board is slowly become a book. New members who aren't knowledgable ask questions about PH's and AAS and all is said is "use the search button" or "i'm surprised you haven't got flamed yet." Lets start helping these bro's out. I'd say majority will do the cycle anyway...we can atleast help them out by giving them the best advice we can rather than tell them to search. Did your teacher back in the day say "look in the book" when you asked a stupid question? If they did, i'm sorry.
I'm not sure if you folks feel I don't contribute much to the board and I shouldn't be saying this, but i'm not someone who tells someone to search or flame. I just don't answer their question if I choose not to. Its a watse of time to write up a msg flaming a member, unless the member is bringing trouble to the board. But most of them just need help and ask nicely. If it pleasures you to flame, there's always bodybuilding.com...thats all that board does.
I honestly feel we are the best board on the net with the best members, but we can improve!! Let's not go backwards because we have been increasing the "do a search" responses.
I am not offending any member of any way....and if there is a thread out there regarding all I had to say...guess I didn't do a search. But this can always be a reminder.
From this day forth, let's strive to become an even better board by helping rather than lecturing.