So, I consider this attitude to be very toxic as it's elitist - inevitably causing decline of communities as it leads to alienation from no reaffirmation to learn/participate - and the very people who want to consollidate their importance with a 'status' will leave a vaccum if newbies, future contributing members, don't have much initiative without typical reassurance/ecnouragement as common to healthy systems.... I'm in a public sandbox, building as I recently begun learning, and someone was nearby. This is what followed: [05:26] Voltaire Vivianus: That's either a twister or an ice cream. [05:27] Voltaire Vivianus: Got a blowback script, hm? [05:28]: could but i dunt much with stuff that animates or pushes ppls avis least not to plebs noffin personal :/ [05:28] Voltaire Vivianus: You judged me as a pleb and said nothing personal, lol? [05:29]: you last name is resident you are barely 2 years old so compaired to my self you are a pleb :/ [05:30] Voltaire Vivianus: Weird social system you got there, importance attached to time joined. Lol~ [05:31] Zaara : Classic Suit jacket (L) *beige*: Configuration Loaded [05:31] Zaara : Classic Suit jacket (L) *beige*: Ready, Memory Free: 7652KiB [05:31]: its a contribution measure longer your here in relativistic terms more you have contributed to the overall community so yes it is an ageist hierarchy get overit :/ [05:32] Voltaire Vivianus: Not really, it's a hierarchy for those concerned with ego. [05:33]: you have avatara and item made by my self paid for by linden labs for free in your library folder kiddo .. i been making anf greating 3d/graphic content for a very long time :/ [05:33] Voltaire Vivianus: Alright, impress me then. [05:33] Voltaire Vivianus: You're arrogant, I'd like to see the reason. [05:33]: piss off pleb I tried to engage the person privately to resolve any misunderstanding he may have had, but he said he's getting me banned for harassing him as I dared contact him, that I'm a 'pedantic ass' who should be on '4Chan'; additionally, -insert multitude of insults, threats to hack, implications about how worthless all new members are-. So, I've only been officially active for the last few weeks, I've invested about $500 into the economy and I've got eagerness to learn, but what's with this random attitude? Is this normal? Will I meet this a lot instead of encouragement? Is this typical?