The Old Posts
Then you have the lucky people who join and actually aren't like that, and man, it must be awesome to be those people. (No I am not one of them). These folks join, post, and everybody loves them because who doesn't love a new person that knows what they're talking about? I know I do.
And then you have the people like me, who are lucky like the lucky people but also unlucky like the former noobs. I am talking about the forgotten noobs, and we are the members who join and begin posting during time frames such as September 2008 until March 2009. At times like this, we have an unexpected data loss (such as the Dataclysm, which I just mentioned), where every single post for several months is lost.
Gone. All of your very first, so awful posts, gone. A fresh, clean slate. You can begin anew, and nobody will ever be any the wise.
Except that if you're like me you just post like a noob for another year before you start to actually be a normal person. Sucks to be you, me.