I'd much rather maintain my integrity as a person than about food, but that's me. People can listen to me or not. I joke a lot about my gumbo preferences, but I like learning and I like helping someone who is new to cooking, cooking a certain dish I might know about or restaurants or whatever, if I can. I enjoy cooking and restaurants and talking about both. It's a hobby.
I do not get a thrill from acting like I'm better than anyone else or shooting people down in a rude and ugly manner for their ideas. No one learns anything from someone who talks to him or her like he or she is an idiot. That, of course, doesn't maintain the credibility or integrity of anything. It makes the person doing the shooting look like a total jerk and it sends people away or results in continued lurking. In case anyone missed it, I'm pointing out the inherent stupidity (and hipocrisy) of what is ultimately a stupid way to deal with folks (and a ridiculous statement) who come to a food and drink forum, ask a question or make a comment and get shot to hell and back by a "pompass" person.
You have a question about why a person did something you find odd, ask it but mocking them off the bat doesn't get the answer. Anyone with 1/16th of a brain knows that.
Some of you hold yourselves in high esteem, but it's not how you hold yourselves that matters. It's how other folks see you that matters.
So, in summary, Arkla, I agree with you.
I skip posts from certain folks all the time who think they know it all. Whether they do or don't doesn't matter, they have no credibility or integrity with me.