I guess I will join the ranting...
I am po'd at another forum I'm on, concerning fish. They are so incredibly snotty on there, even the mods are rude and condescending to new members. Yeah, some new members are willfully ignorant, but many are just trying to learn how to keep fish responsibly. And, established members like to rip into anyone who makes a mistake, on any topic, be it fish-related or not (I had to step in on a thread where people were bashing a woman for NOT harshly punishing her six year old daughter for not cleaning up her room by herself). I was ripped for suggesting that some bettas can handle an airstone turned way down (like a sponge filter). Because, you know, there are NO BETTAS ANYWHERE that like that and how stupid it is I even brought it up. Too bad I had a betta who liked the bubbles, and my current giant HMPKs don't mind the sponge filters at all.
God, I hate places/people like that. I am considering writing a letter to the board owner before I leave...it probably won't change anything, but maybe they need a reminder to quit being as*hats. Or turn the board into a closed community where you can only get it if you have the proper haughty tone and nasty disposition.