I’m split on this - it can all be pretty intimidating if you’re new. I want beginners to have a clear path as to where to start, not to have to shop among the categories looking for ‘beginner’ threads (how would they identify them?) I don’t want them to feel segregated. I do want them to know they can mark themselves as beginners in some way so they know they’ll get gentle, helpful answers rather than “what, are you an idiot?” answers. WE know we don’t treat newbies that way, but they may well have had that experience elsewhere so THEY may not know that.
Some forums indicate seniority on the user’s ID but it usually means how much you’ve posted, not how much you know. Granted any level we declare our experience to be is our own opinion, but maybe that’s an alternate option.
If we had a place we could build a dictionary - terms and definitions, styles of shooting and descriptions, acronyms and their meaning - that might be a handy thing for beginners (and some of the rest of us). it could be a community-contributed wiki-thing.
We’ve got a couple new colts on our property, and they do a thing called “clacking” where they pull their lips back and clack their teeth when they meet new horses - it’s a behavior that says “I’m a baby, I don’t know all the rules yet, don’t hurt me”. I’m looking for something like that, along with some helpful information to get people started.