I don't think age has anything to do with it. Don't take this as a personal attack but when you first came into the forum you gave many the impression that you were a hard head. If someone responded to your posts in such a way that you did not understand. You took it as a personal attack against you.
You became insulting and rude. Now to be fair, there were many times that others including myself were rude as well. But it is human nature to respond in a like manner.
I for one respect your military service and I know that everyone else here does as well. That goes without question. But your responses to others here have indicated that you could give a rats behind as to what anyone else has done as long as everyone recognizes what you have done. I know this for a fact because of comments you have made regarding my service.
I think this is a fair analogy and if it is not then feel free to help me understand your way of thinking.
For the most part we all want the same thing here. Some of us have been at this longer than others and some have actually broken some new ground in this movement and of course it is always with the support of everyone here that those things are accomplished.
There are plenty of old timers here that may or may not seem friendly at first but with all of the trolls that come here can you really blame them? After you post and interact with the other members for a while they come to realize that you are one of us and things get better.
Maybe it is just better to let go of the past conversations and try to learn from each other and work together. United we stand and divided we fail. I welcome any new members that choose to come here in support and choose to exercise their rights.
Age doesn't matter and in fact the younger members are the future of this movement. As you have pointed out the manner in which we treat each other is a two way street. When I was your age I remembered that my parents taught me to have respect for seniors. I think that a younger individual who shows such respect is in turn respected by all. But that is just my .02.
Either way, I welcome all members old and young.