but i - and others - will soon grow tired of it if we have to spend time and effort (wasted i would suggest) in trying to work out the value of comments/info etc posted
So a guy who has never done karate, his comments do not mean much. However, some one who does karate, his comments mean something?? Correct?
Then that could progress to the point that people with only a few years training have less value and important things to say than those with 15 upward years training.
I think if what is being said is good, then that is all that matters.
Paul Herbert. I think a person desire to use a handle outweighs the incovience of you having to talk to call some one darth vader or duncan idaho. I acutally do not see you point. I do not think what you are trying to say is a very strong point. I do not mean this as an attack.
Next, given the fact that people can make up fake real names, I do not see why we are even talking about this. I could pretend to be John Smith from the UK. You guys would be happy that it seems to be a real name, when if fact it would be a lie. I could say I have 20 years training in, when if fact that would not be true.
I think you just have to accept that who you are talking to is going to do it honestly. You have to use your judgment and if you think the person is just trolling then ignore him or whatever. That is the best you can ever hope for.
Just let the handle grow on you, and you can associate if a user is worth talking to or not based on what they say. Personally, any new user, like myself, I would not give them much credit or time at the start. After some time, if they prove themselves to be worthy, then talk to them.
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