Recently, a user on these forums said "im really starting to hate these forums. Everyone is such an elitist and holds themself on such a high pedestal"
I'd like to start off by saying that I really don't think this forum is full of elitists.
That's all I have to say, really. I invite your opinions on the matter.
I'm going to get on my high pedestal now and say that I think the world is shifting, perhaps precipitously so, towards a culture where the educated are demonized for being smart by those who aren't.
Have you ever tried to correct an American's spelling? Eight times out of ten they freak out about how you think you're so smart and you think you're better than me. Well, yeah, when it comes to knowing the difference between you're, your and yore I think I am better than you.
But let's look at it from my point of view. Here's a kid who can't spell (or an adult, likely as not), and I'm helping him, showing him where he's wrong, so that he can perhaps better himself a tiny bit and stop looking like a moron to the whole world who's figured out this fourth-grade concept. And I'm being attacked for it!
Being wrong is not a problem. Refusing to learn IS, and I'm sick of it. Don't get mad at me because you're ignorant and I dared correct you. I'm the good guy, I'm not calling you names or mocking your lack of education, I'm giving you free tools to help you stop doing what you're doing.
If you don't care, fine, but for fuck's sake don't get pissed off at me because I do care! It's not elitist! There's a requirement for 'elitist' where I'd really have to denigrate you in some way, and that simply doesn't happen.
Well, sometimes it does, but you probably deserved it.