I concur with GreenLantern.Originally Posted by GreenLanternI hope no one minds if I play a little devil's advocate here, but controlling the content of a forum is impossible. Only the populus can control what is posted here.
Allow me to elaborate.
In some respects people don't deserve to be ripped on. For example people who don't speak English very well. But in other respects people do deserve to get ripped on. For example "fools who use leet speak" as you mentioned. Ripping on people is a way to control the content of this forum. What about people who don't search before they post. If they get ripped a good one they will probably be inclined to search before they post next time. My point being that this community has a way of regulating itself.
One more thing about "ripping on people" in general. This is a forum, not real life. Here you can be something you are not in real life. Some people take this to a new extreme and want to come in here acting like tough guys by degrading, talking down to others, and just generally being a prick. I think that there is really no way around it. It's going to happen. But if you are like me, you just accept that that's the way it is. There is no avoiding it, just accept that the person talking to you probably has some personal issues and wants to come here and take it out on people he/she can't see and will never meet.
That's my 2 cents.