Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs?
I want to protest about how my recent duplicate question related to the grand reputation recalculation has been answered by some people here.
Some people like Jeff Yates and Voyager have been both polite and helpful.
Others like Hop and Downvoter have answered aggressively, as if posting a duplicate question on this hot topic was a deliberately offensive or blatantly lazy move of mine.
Yet I did all that looked reasonably possible to me to avoid posting a duplicate question. Yet none of the answers to related questions I've read mentioned the grand reputation recalculation. And I failed to see the banner on the form (not big enough, not the place where I tend to look for answers, either).
So please, may I remind you to be kind to newbies and assume good faith? If you were an occasional SO user and didn't know there was an ongoing grand reputation recalculation and you saw your score drop suddenly – how do you think you would react?