Ive witnessed many newcomers come onto a repeater and be treated very badly. Most of the time they go away and dont come back. Sometimes they sell me their radio cheap and forget all about it. Others just use it as a scanner and go inactive. A few decide to have fun in their own way. One gave a five hour "goodbye and go to h*&l speech. (we all know who dont we?) One guy told me "i paid 200$ for my ht and im going to have some kind of fun with it if they are going to be that way" I told him we he is done venting ill trade him a scanner for it. I think he played with a repeater for an hour or two and came back to trade for the scanner. Thats the pond those frogs come from. Rudeness and rejection makes them breed.