I now know where the ultimate egotistical ignorami hang out
The particular forum I joined doesn't allow you to become a member until your application is vetted, an understandable precaution, but that's where the fun begins.
Once you are accepted as a member, you are treated like the scum of the earth and are clearly beneath the attention of the "leet".
You are not allowed to post until you've found the various posts dotted around the forum which will accept a post from a newbie and made a minimum of three posts in these areas. Even then, you are not allowed to make posts at all until moderated. Then, you get snotty messages all over the place about making sure you've searched here there and everywhere otherwise YOU WILL BE IGNORED. Even when you actually get to make a post, for each useful answer you seem to get roughly eight or ten posts telling you how useless you are and how excellent the poster is.
To cap it all, based upon the content, spelling, grammar and general disposition of the posts I've seen, the "leet" members of the forum appear to be about 11 years old.
I somehow don't think I'll be returning there in a hurry
Mick, John, Simon, Andy, I take back all I've said about you. You are really not the *^%$Ã‚Â£%^& )^Ã‚Â£" I've called you in the past