As of late, I among others have noticed a change in attitude in our dealings with newer members. This is to be expected in some cases, as we grow in size, so too can our actions as a group become chaotic and nebulous. However, I shudder to think that we have become unforgiving. There was a time when new members were respected as any other, because we all intrinsically understood, that at some point, we had all been new. So we extended a helping hand to those newer than ourselves. Now however, it seems that we have never been less forgiving, and are perhaps on the verge of further devolution.
I'll get to the point, I want to know, and I am not the first to ask this, and nor will I be the last, what you, the newer members, think about our attitudes towards you? Some of you have already put your answers forth, and I ask that you place them here as well. Does the term Veteran that is so often thrown back and forth seem to you, as it does to others, to be an elitist thing?
This isn't a request for feedback on StopTazmo, but for feedback on the StopTazmo community. Everyone is invited to participate, not just new members. This thread is a direct response to Martyr's posing the question to some of us in IRC.