Someone said :
There are certain people I know on this site whose 'personal currency' is information gleaned about other people.
And I've heard that these people will mail newbies with 'factual stories' about other members, this not too long after the newbies join up. I guess its a way of getting newbies on their side or becoming their friend.
But it just doesn't seem to me that someone who has to make friends that way could be a very nice person; well, the question has to be asked.. why can't they make friends in a more regular and less harmful manner?