Why? Some of us have been longtime HB browsers and just decided to make an account recently. If the newbie aims to produce quality content, I don't see why not.
We dont need you.
Pantic is right, its a cycle that happens in my opinion due to people feeling some sort of entitlement. But that said, fuck 2012 and future 2013 members. If you just discovered hypebeast.com, on the downturn of the trend era, fuck off.
@chaobro This forum doesn't really NEED anyone anyways. Hell, this SITE doesn't NEED a forum to survive. It's a nice feature so we can vocalize as users, but you are no more needed than I am. You talk about people that "just discovered hype beast", which obviously shows that you didn't really read my post. I, along with others, have just joined as members after BROWSING for a good while. Years, in fact.
What the hell is a trend era? Trends have been happening for centuries, if not millennia before you were even born. Trends have even changed since this site was made. I don't understand what you're trying to say about "trends" there.
Sorry, i figured that part of my post would be misunderstood. I dont just mean trends, and there is no real "coined" term for what im trying to describe.
I did read your post. I didn't imply that you specifically are guilty of being "new".
However, I do disagree with your post this time around. I wont go as far to say I know how HB's model is set up, but without a forum, this website would not have gotten as far as it has. I think currently it could probably survive without one, but who knows. (Kevin Ma where art thou?) I think I can say that in confidence, at least. for example, There's(was?) a reason why Adidas, etc. post on HB jobs, (aside from the 9 dollar listing) and "new" members are not it in my opinion. You (as in the group of new members Im trying to describe, maybe not all new members) have no impact on anything. You come here to clutter and bullshit, and its annoying. You can't even think for yourselves. That's closer to what I was trying to say.
On another note, my only real problem with the new forum (post layout remake) is the influx of new posters while hamstringing one's ability to "flame".