First, having a forum for new riders is great.
Second, having a rant on them not killing themselves is great hopefully it will save the odd one.
Third, having a forum with articles which could substantially help new riders is great.
Not linking a sticky with resources for new riders (like the articles forum, great books to read etc) in the new riders forum ... not so great.
I say make the resources more accessible by not only trying to scare newbie, but also point them to where they can learn more on how to ride safe. It's a small thing, and yes people should be looking for this type of info anyways, but hey, we are talking about newbies, no?
Just my $0.02
Bjorn "still a newbie after all these years"