Lo these many days ago, when the knowledge of fire was young and many still lived who remembered the Stack Overflow beta, there was a great shadow on the land. For some of the people though that Goodness was measured in technical prowess only, and other sought joy in jokes, popularity, comics, and other things of a frivolous nature.
Bad blood arose between the tribes, and many Users Voiced strongly worded opinions, teeth were gnashed, beards were pulled, much dander was seen raised high, and discouraging words were heard where they should not be heard.
But in time, peace was forged, and it was agreed by many that the joyous should go forth to babble of best comments, and worst managers without constraint yet would not seek to measure their accomplishments by these things, but only by works of a studious nature.
And so it was.
But, my friends, the land welcomes new people every day, and this agreement must be continuously renewed lest the trying times come again. So go forth and teach this history as I have chanted it to you.