After a recent ... shall we say ... interaction at another forum (best left unnamed), I have come to appreciate this forum, and two other very helpful forums, so much more.
Not because they are quality forums, for they are, but because of the tremendous support offered by the Old Timers to all of us newbies.
I had read a post on what we shall call "the other not so great forum" about recommendations by a Moderator to "test click" your Adsense ads to help determine the % you would receive on the ad. I, very nicely I think, advised that test clicking was against the TOS of Adsense, and could get you removed from the program. My post was after several posts in which noone acknowledged the danger of test clicking.
I was very new to the board, but not to Adsense or webmastering. The reply I received, at minimum, could only be considered a chastisement, and by some could be considered a flame.
Well, to get to the point. All of you Old Timers should be commended for your time and effort to answer posts sensibly, even when we newbies might be wrong. I know that Brett should be very proud of the group he has here and the community spirit and helpfulness that is an integral part of the board.
I just wanted to personally say Thank You to everyone, Oldies and Newbies alike, who make this board a great place to post.
P.S. I did reply to that "other ... forum" post, advising that I would be sticking with forums where the people appreciate the input of others, and helpfulness is the watchword for the forum.