After awhile, veteran forum members sometimes become kind of cliquish and leave the noobs out to hang and dry. I see that all the time on all forums and it happens to mine sometimes. I really hate seeing a noob encounter a snooty member's rude first reply to them so one of the things I do is warn them privately, delete their post and ask another member to reply to the noob (if the post was really rude) so that they'll at least get a reply from a kinder veteran. Most of the time noobs do encounter more welcoming members but occasionally people be too caught up in their own world to notice them. Speaking of which, that was one of the main reasons I removed the chatbox from my site the first time. It's back now though. What do you do about Snobby members? I've been on a lot of forums with snobby members, including this one and it sucks worse when the snobby member is a mod, so some of you should be able to feel where I'm coming from. When you encounter snobbiness, rudeness, it makes you not even want to post on that site.