It is amusing when somebody who's been on this forum for only a month or so is quick to denigrate members who have been here for far long over issues which they basically agree on.
How long someone has been a member is irrelevant to real world knowledge. There is a big difference between a new forum member with actual real world knowledge, and someone who has been a forum member for a longer period of time, with no actual real world knowledge of what they are talking about, which is why they make preposterous claims that are outright lies.
Rather than a simple conversation discussing differences, this type of paragraph (which started it) builds rifts, not understanding. I find it most unwelcome and causes the forum to be almost unreadable.
When people make comments that are flat out lies, it builds rifts, and not understanding. I find it most unwelcome and harms forum quality.
My point is you have just picked that person’s brain, sucked every bit of information about the subject matter that he/she knows in an extremely short period of time.
When people possess true knowledge, you can't learn everything they know on a subject in a short period of time.
They will go to all ends to prove you did or said something wrong. The other option is to remain completely quiet and spend the time it takes to be accepted.
What does acceptance have to do with anything? Being accepted by others does not mean you are learning anything from them.
If someone tries to show everyone how ignorant they are, people will point out how they do not know what they are talking about. If one shows a willingness to learn, only then can others teach them what they do not know. There is a big difference between being shown your ignorance, and having someone teach you things that you did not know.