It's not the newbie it's the question
Hacktivists have a purpose and they need mindless monkeys with tools trying to spread their message. Most people ask questions that would require a lot of effort to answer like "can you teach me how to hack?" Or ask questions about a topic that is worthless and not important. There's a difference between needing help for knowledge (like asking about the difference between a class b and class c network) and wanting to cause mischief (like asking how do you hack hotmail). Also there are a percent of people who are just jerks and like to harrass people who can't fight back.