So, given the events of the last two or three days and a series of posts in another thread, I thought this one would be fun and a nice change of pace. I'm keeping this thread 100% positive. Any negative stuff about anything else that went on in the last three days (or participating in the negativity) disqualifies you from the LiF. Newbies get a bad reputation. All of us, at one point or another, were new. We didn't evaluate trades in KH units, we probably sent something dumb in a trade/BiF, we enjoyed shelf beer (and hopefully all still do), we thought wales were mammals, we didn't have cellars (we had refridgerators), and we all had a couple BAs along the way help us out, either by helping package a box, sending along a really cool bottle on a wants list that the new person doesn't have the "ammo" to get, or even just introducing someone to some quality people in the community. So, with the only really wale-ish beer I possess (I believe it's a '99...it's the old label and distributed by wide world imports, but it's almost positively pre-2000), the only thing I can think to do is give it away to someone who's helped someone else out. To enter: Nominate someone (it can be yourself, or another BA) who has gone above and beyond to help out a new member of the community. It doesn't have to be helping with trading, it can be around anything. Please post the stories in the thread, as the goal is to collect positive stories vs reading a whole bunch of nasty stuff. This LiF Closes Friday, March 15th, and I will pick a winner sometime that weekend. The winner will be notified via BM, and their box will go out that week. I will also try to send along a few 'shelf turds' with the Cantillon, depending on your location and distribution compared to what I can get. LiF begins now. Let's spread some good vibes.