Don't Break New Player's Enthusiasm
As a new member to this community, the site is pretty overwhelming. There's so much behind the scene coding and rules about how things should work that it's completely unlike any Play By Post setup I've seen, and I've been around since the days of dial up and BBSes were a thing.
I don't have a problem with the complexity, but I'm taking my time in investigating and exploring the site, to determine if we're a good fit for one another. I'm not trying to jump immediately into a game, because I'm just not comfortable doing so.
Now, I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand and supply me with cookies, but if I find a game that's interesting and go through the steps to try to be a constructive participant and feel like I'm being blown off, I'll have to wonder if all this is worth it.
I feel that's more what JB is stating in this thread. This site has a learning curve, the way games are run have a learning curve, and in a world chock full of entertaining pastimes, if someone expresses an interest in yours, then you should absolutely be helpful and welcoming. Otherwise, they can just bugger off and find another fun way to spend their time.