On all forums I have ever been to or been a part of I have always seen the members with a higher title or whatever the ranking system may be on said forum look down on the new members or the low to mid rank members. I think that people need to understand that just because a person is new to a forum doesn’t mean that he or she doesn’t know anything. For all you know this person could be a veteran programmer with a decade or more of experience than you.
Now, I am in no way trying to offend anybody with these ranks or titles. I myself am not of a high rank on the forum. And, by having these titles you have proved that you are experienced and a smart programmer, however there is always someone out there better than you. Always. I’d like everybody to keep this in mind while they are on the internet and even while they are out there in the real world.
“When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.”
― Criss Jami
This is a great quote in my opinion.
This is my two cents on the topic.
Go on with your day.