Recently I asked a question here about the design of the website. Not being a designer myself I do not know all the standards of doing things, I mostly talk from my experiences as a website user.
After asking a question asking for automatic opening of new windows/tabs on click, I got within seconds one down-vote and one comment saying:
Does your middle-mouse button not work? How about Ctrl-click?
Clearly I know these methods, but I think in that question it was clear that my problem was not how to open a new window, so I don't understand why this comment was made.
If this was from a normal user I wouldn't bring this up, but in my opinion a moderator needs to play a leading role. I have gained no insight on this question trough both the down vote nor the downgrading comment which makes me look like a complete idiot.
If I quote one of the first lines of the FAQ it says:
Treat others with the same respect you'd want them to treat you. We're all here to help each other. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know
Much later there were some points made and I could make out why some people would not like the
[feature-request], but I think the way this is done is quite downgrading. And even when I defend my points the conversation stopped.
After reading this question I know it's all a quest for ratings and this is absolutely no problem. I only think a moderator has to take a higher road and treat people with respect, even people with a low rating.
What do you think of this? Do you think this is perfectly normal for a moderator to react and I am just making a big deal out of nothing?
Or do you think that being treated like an idiot for having a slightly different opinion on certain things is a little downgrading?