Let me begin by saying that I have nothing against N00bs, virtually all of us were new to the McC at one point or another and just because you're new to this site doesn't mean that you're new to baseball.
In case you hadn't heard, TGWTWS and if you don't know what that acronym stands for and/or can't figure it out, may I direct you here, but this undoubtedly means that there are a good number of, how should I put this, well we'll be nice and call them "new" fans of the Giants. If that's the case, awesome, "new" fans mean higher payrolls and the ability to absorb the inevitable bad contract or pulling a Rowandito as I like to call it. Also, if you're a new fan you've come to the right place, most of the posters here are more than happy to wax poetic about everyone from Willie Mays and Will Clark to Chris Speier and Neifi Perez and why we all hate Jose Oquendo, Salomon Torres, Scott Spiezio etc. and all you have to do is ask. I've rarely--if ever--seen posters give other people a hard time for asking honest questions.
Before you post I would suggest checking out the McFAQ, and both FAQ II and FAQ III. All of these will clue you in on the inside jokes and meme's like why you should eat your damn eggroll 109 times and why pie is better than cake. Also, I thought everyone might like to add any new meme's that are more recent like why Xanthan is the graphiest, why Dave Cameron hates the Giants, what SICB stands for or why Natto is being shopped to Lookout Landing.
I say all of this first because I don't want to sound unwelcoming, but recently there have been an inordinate number of posts and posters who post arguments that are rooted in nothing. I think I can speak for everyone in saying that while the McCoven do tend to agree that Posey should have started the season with the big club and that Bowker/F. Lewis/Frandsen/Schierholtz never got a fair shake, there's certainly room for disagreement. However, the arguments need to be rooted in something. I for one, am not a big believer in Thomas Neal, while most of the other McCoven think that he will be viable big league starter to potential All-Star I think he's a guess hitter who projects to being a 4th OF type. That being said, I wouldn't fit too well here if I just tried to use the argument that Thomas Neal sucks repeatedly.
Lastly, there are some very talented people who post here often. For example, I have it on good authority that the purveyor of www.baycityball.com, which is part of ESPN's sweetspot network posts here regularly, and that Natto's artwork is good enough to be stolen and is currently being sold by street vendors. However, neither of those individuals have 57,000 links to their website in their signature line, nor do they cut and paste articles from their site and post them as fanposts. We also all know where to find game stories from last night and you probably won't get the warmest reception doing write-ups of the previous night's game since most of us either watched it or listened to it on the radio.
So that's it, choose to ignore my recommendations at your own perile, or if this doesn't sound like the place for you may I suggest other websites out there.
That is all. Talk amongst yourselves.
Editor's Note: We are not above taking an argument way too far and in that vein a poll is now attached....TWSS or something.