Has anyone else noticed this?
No, I haven't noticed it, and I read these boards fairly often, actually. At least every few days. This class board really hasn't veered elitist or hostile since mid-TBC when I was combatting a couple trolls. And, well, Filter was a bit elitist(though generally good natured) during vanilla.
That said, I do believe that you haven't learned a couple very important internet skills yet. The first is that you need to learn to tell the difference between when someone is actually upset or being an ass, when someone is taking an honest approach in an attempt to encourage someone else to become a better player, and when they're good-naturedly(sp?) teasing you in an effort to foster a sense of camaraderie. Tone is hard to tell across the internet when there's no visual or audio clues to give context to someone's words. Your experiences here will be colored by how you're inclined to perceive the posts of others. I highly suggest you learn to relax and take things as more good-natured than you do.
However, if there are specific instances you'd like to cite that I may have missed(I am not perfect, after all), please feel free to link to them so I can examine them. If I see a pattern to it, I'd be happy to shame the person(s) responsible into falling in line.
A hard core of four or five regs dominate this forum and attempt to intellectualize all and everything that is written. That in itself is self-explanatory.
I'll be honest, I have no idea why intellectualizing things is wrong. I mean...
to analyze (something) intellectually or rationally.
We're mages. Our INT scores are high. We should analyze things intellectually or rationally. It's what separates us from all the grunting and **** throwing over on the warrior boards. That was a joke. Dear Warrior friends, please do not hurt me. I have not visited your boards in months, if not years. I'm sure you're fine people and I bruise easily. My STA and STR scores are low and I cannot take your beatings. Surprisingly, though, my AGI score isn't that bad. Edited, Sep 15th 2010 12:43am by Poldaran