Welcome jokaboat, and glad you've come to join our forum and help keep a sense of balance and respect between the ribbers and hardboaters. Gotchiguy may lack some decorum sometimes, but at least he's enthusiastic
I generally take the view, that anybody who can be bothered to contribute to the thread, plan and make the effort to reach Alderney from the south coast is normally a fairly sensible kind of boater, and one that I'm happy to mix with. Having said that, we did have 3 or 4 people on a small hard boat last year who had seen our thread and decided to come along. Didn't bother to contribute any posts IIRC, also appeared to be extremely ill-prepared had the weather changed and only stayed for 1 hr before heading off to Guernsey. They were practically in shorts and t-shirts, no lifejackets in sight etc. As far as I recall, they hadn't even decided whether it was just a daytrip or if they might try and find some accommodation for the night. Friendly enough, but not really up to the standards and sense of respect that we maintain.