Wow, how'd they know I used to run a BBS? (It was called Revelation, by the way, and since I was running it off a single phone line and computer, it was only open for a couple of hours every evening. Of course, since people were calling in at 300 baud, and everybody was used to endless busy signals, this was not a problem -- I still had about fifteen regular users. Ah, the nostalgia.)
But seriously, the above really is how I feel sometimes about how the online scene has changed over the past fifteen years... net.curmudgeon, that's me. :) Read the FAQ, people! Learn some netiquette! Get with the program!