Why are people on discussion groups such mean snobs?
That s a good question and there s no one answer to this. First off, yes, some people on discussion groups can seem like mean snobs. They may be generally cantankerous, they may be disgruntled wannabe photographers bitter about anyone else having fun, they may be insecure jerks and so on. They may also be experienced photographers who have simply forgot the type of perfectly reasonable questions that novices may ask. But it s also possible that they may be responding to something else. If you get a strongly negative reaction to your online post, consider some of the following points: Did you post in uppercase or use a lot of punctuation? In the online world, UPPERCASE LETTERS ARE INTERPRETED AS YELLING. So if you posted a question like, HELP ME MY CAMERA IS BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you might annoy a lot of people. Rather than posting big solid blocks of text, try to break up longer pieces into easier-to-read paragraphs. This may sound trivial, but online your words are who you are. Pos