I joined this site a few months after I joined GardenWeb. I joined it for the Trading Bazzar. I only made a few posts under that forum. Every post I made, I would recieve several private messages that were very unwelcoming. The ones that stand out are those telling that "You are a newb. Newbies should not be trading"; "Have you lost your mind? No one is going to trade with you."; "I'm not interested. I have no use for this. Post this somewhere else."
I have since have my account deleted to stop from getting those messages in my inbox.