I can only imagine what the first-time OldMiniBikes visitor thinks, and the impression it leaves on them when he/she reads posts like handyman Gene!
Remember, you never get another chance to make a first impression. As far as forum etiquette, courtesy and professionalism go, I have noticed that there has been a slow and steady decline in the last few years. It is the "wild wild west" where anything goes nowadays compared how it used to be. We have lost some long time quality OldMiniBikes members who have elected to leave just for this very reason.