I don't understand the culture or mindset of regular CAG posters.
A few years ago, I posted maybe my 3rd or 4th post ever (after having my account for a year or 2) and I got crap for it. Why does this matter at all? I bet the majority of the people who visit CAG never or almost never post. Many, like me, just come here to see what hidden gaming deals their are on the internet. Posting a comment is almost always unnecessary unless you're adding to specifics of the deal.
Why do regular posters feel required to shame those of us who rarely post? Feels like an exclusionary kinda society sometimes.
You don't need an account unless you are going to post something as you can read any public forum on the site without creating an account. If someone posts something that has a strong appearance of an alt account, whether the account is 5min or 5 years old we are going to call them out on it. Old accounts are naturally suspicious because if it has little or no posts, chances are that it is an alt account or a lurker which are both hated for different reasons.
People who use alt accounts tend to be fart sniffing, basement dwelling, trolls that had their other accounts banned for good reason and should stay away.
Lurkers have been known to ruin good deals by blasting deal details all across other areas of the web go so they can get worthless internet approval likes. They also tend to ask annoying questions that are easily answered with minimal research.