I have been a member on Stack Overflow now for a while, and a reocurring trend is beginning to surface: Users with high reputation are rude, sarcastic, and condescending to users who have low reputation and/or have asked a perfectly legitimate question. And since there is no obvious way for users to report the behavior of another user, or contact each other, perhaps to work out a resolve. When one user, like myself, sticks up for the asker/poster saying it's uncalled for. The reigning argument is that they have a high reputation and I should respect them? I'm sorry but I was raised with the ideology that respect is earned. If a user continually uses rude, sarcastic, condescending demeanor towards other users, then that is hardly earning it. Just because some people have upvoted things they have said, nothing implies the amount of respect they deserve from ME, or anyone else, unless they are being well mannered and appropriate.
There's no sounding board for when a user is being inappropriate. You can't say anything about it, because when you do, they say "it's off-topic and not helpful," because apparently their attitude is.
I like the topics on this site, and I use it frequently for questions that have already been answered. But I'm becoming weary about posting new questions, or answering new ones, because of the manner in which these high-reputation users conduct themselves.
If I wanted to listen to sarcasm and attitude, I'd move back home <.<