As a newbie, I love how welcoming the PPC has been to me and I would hate to do anything to ruin that atmosphere. That said, it might be possible, if reworked with care, for a list like this to instead enhance this welcoming atmosphere.
The easiest (though probably least effective) way to do this is by making sure this list is always preceded and/or proceeded by a disclaimer saying that none of these categories are more important than any other. That way, if someone tries to use the list to prove that their opinion is more important, you can point them back to the same source they used to counterpoint them. It is very effective to be refuted by one of your own sources. I probably know this from experience. However, I wouldn't recommend this method, as it's very easy to just leave off the disclaimer (on purpose or on accident) and newbies might have a hard time calling them out on it.
Another way might be to take each of the sentences and add nice descriptions to them that both act as a disclaimer and as entertainment. Very rough example: Newbies are replaceme... I mean invaluable additions to the PCC. Even though they have only been here less than 6 months, we value these people's opinions as much as any other PPCer. While that is only a rough example, I hope you can see how this might work. If the sentence is enjoyable enough, someone trying to use their status to win an argument might look up the quote just for fun. Also, with the time frame tied to the disclaimer, it will be harder the leave it off.
So, what do you all think? Do you think this is a good idea? Is it a terrible idea? Do you like the method but don't think it works here? Or do you just want to talk about our general approach to newer members in general?
Leave a comment. Your opinion is just as valid and wanted as any PPCer.
PS: I would really like to hear people discuss about our approach to newbies. While I believe it is already amazing, there is always ways to make it better.
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