Warhead wrote:EDIT: Question: Out of that ton of forums during your teen years... the two that you still follow... truthfully, did either of the two forums make you feel like a right stupid twat and unwelcome the first time you posted?.. If yes (truthfully) then I have no argument. If not, then you are undone sir.
Actually, yes. Something Awful is absolutely brutal to people for every mistake they make. Moderator challenges, Goon Rushes, and threadshitting are all commonplace. If you make a mistake, you are banned. Oh, and you have to pay ten bucks to be able to post, which can be revoked for basically any reason a mod feels like. The posters that remain are all quality, top-notch posters, devoid of spelling mistakes and not being funny.
Of course, they take things a lot more strictly than they should, but the theory is solid. Instead of tons of shitty posters, there's fewer but better posters.
EDITED FOR CLARIFICATION: tenbux is for membership, not per-post.