No, I don’t think it makes you bad, I read them too. But I do think it to be kinda funny that you read them first, I just scroll down to the last unread thread and work my way back up.
I think that reading the locked threads helps to understand what (I think) the moderators have been wanting to get across quite a bit here lately, which is, learn what is right to get into a conversation about with people a)you don’t know, b) for the most part, come from different cultures than you (you don’t know what irks them), and c) have different ways of reacting to things.
I think this is a good time to reevaluate what this community is about. We have to many people running around thinking this is hang out place. We have Off-Topic for discussions about thing we think are interesting and would like to share or a place to direct our play, not so we can run wild, break all of the rules, annoy everyone, and think we can get away with it, just because it’s off-topic. I believe that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” and Off-Topic should be a nice reflection of that.
Most of the locked threads are the very reason I, personally, will not go near You-Tube. You-Tube started out as a nice place to post your videos and share them, but has quickly become a place full of hate and stupidity. Hate against others of different cultures, ethnicity, personalities, etc. I’d hate to see Off-Topic take the same route, but I believe it’s in the good hands of the mods.
So, I hope that we can value our privileges of being a part of this great community, which for the most part, are very cheerful, kind, helpful people and keep the name of Blender good in the eyes of spectators. I am very sorry if anything I have ever posted has offended anyone. I try to be good, and this community has caused me to become a much more sociable person. Thank you for everything Blender-peeps!