Are you guilty of this? Enjoy the sport of beginner bashing? The problem is that attrition is what it is. If newcomers are hunted faster than new registered members, the site dies slowly.
Beginners can be irritating, I understand. They evoke old sons aged 5 to 10 years old. They continually write in the wrong sections, and my personal pet, they appear as experts while they clearly have no idea what's going on.
Well, beginners have to feel welcome. There are about 5 or 6 members here who seem to go for beginners for nothing less than for entertainment value. It's easy to do and inconsequential.
I say this: in a spirit of fairness and for the general good of the site, we must give them a grace period. Say for their first 50 messages. If they still have problems, leave them with both barrels, what do you say?