I'm new here and find the prevailing attitude and tone of the site extremely authoritarian and offensive. It is certainly not encouraging one to participate and share opinions etc.
I have just been banned for "low quality answers" which is hardly a good way to encourage participation by people new to a particular field.
If it were not for the fact that this site comes up so often in Google searches for information, I'd just shake the dust off my sandals and leave you all to your own devices.
So - end result - you have ensured that I will never again attempt to contribute to this site. You are all so clever obviously you don't need my help or opinions. A pity, as my philosophy is usually to try to give (where I can) and not just take help from websites.
I have been looking for help in a couple of areas that I'm very new to (which is what led to my recent discovery of SO). Has it occurred to you that just because I may be new in one or two areas I may actually know something about other areas?
This is one strange place.
PS: Just to rub salt into the wound, you wait until I have spent 20 minutes composing my comment and hit enter to tell me I'm banned. Nice one!