a lot of the more seasoned people are more rough on everyone (meaning each other) and newbies are obviously not the exception.
IMO if one can't deal with how "ridiculous" or "asinine" a question is they can simply tell them to search the newbie board first for their answers or point them to let's say stats on STD's or simply keep it moving and don't answer. But lashing out on other members ESPECIALLY newbies is pointless.
@ Madame Patricia I will say I take some offense to at least your statement about younger providers.
I'm early 20's and extremely friendly (at least I think so) to most people here. And starting out I actually had more ladies who didn't have much more than 1 or 2 yrs on the experience that I did be FAAAAAARRRR more friendly (and not so secretive or snooty) to me and answer questions I had than a lot of vets (absolutely certain some ignored me because they didn't know who I was). I mean I had questions for my questions & it seemed they understood more because because "back in the day" wasn't too far behind them. It's only until about a teensy bit over 1yr ago that's changed.
I'm not an expert with only a little over 2 yrs "under my belt" but I appreciate any and all advice given. I believe in karma and try to share any helpful info I do know in kind. I also believe 9 times out of 10 when you help others you help yourself.