Noobs in General Discussion Posted January 16, 2014 I think people respond negative to being called "noob" because they consider it an insult/judgement more than actually just meaning that they're new at an activity or discussion or site. In addition, there are self-proclaimed prodigies/people who are full of themselves that look down on noobs out of their own pride/the fact that they "know the ropes" and have a lot to tell. So really, it's often a two way street. I found that I was generally judged by a few people ( no one in particular ) on here for the rating of my scroll's trophy - that was, it was more difficult to get trades because I had no trophy or only a bronze trophy. Or even, some people would respond to my messages inquiring about a trade by just giving me the egg or hatchling, while others would respond to my comments on a thread about not having a certain kind of dragon by sending me some over PM. I never really asked for them or anything; I just noted in passing very lightly that I didn't have one yet, and.. boom. x3 I am really thankful to those people who did help me rather than just call me a noob and be done, and I do plan on repaying them despite the fact that the things they gave me I could easily have gotten at this stage in my time playing DC - it's not the value that counts to me, but how thankful I felt about it at the time. So, it can really go both ways as far as noob discrimination.