|@phoenix omega: we are accepting and very rude of you to judge us otherwise.|
No, I'm just being honest. Two members left (sure they may have overreacted, but members were quick to criticize them for leaving and deleting their account), I feel unwelcome because I do something "strange", have made one thread attacking beginners because they don't come here immediately knowing how to make detailed topic titles, another thread attacking members for giving answers rather than leading them to find the answer themselves, and thread games apparently are a problem even though it is in the lounge where it should be.
You are accepting, so long as the people submit to your peer pressure bullying. I've also noticed that seems everyone is quick to say someone is hypocritical or one-minded when they say something that is against the collective way of thinking and completely ignore their point of view on a topic. If the community was accepting, my sir/ma'am would have never been an issue.
As for the people of the midwest hating being called sir or ma'am, I've never had any complaints when I went on vacation to visit family in Chicago or Cincinnati.
I wanted to learn C++ programming here, but it is obvious I'm not accepted here. So you all won't have to worry about my sir/ma'am anymore because I'm going to another programming site where the users and even site admin has told me it doesn't bother them at all that I address everyone as sir or ma'am. So I will end this and my presence on here with "Good day, ladies and gentlemen of Cplusplus.com".
PS. Protocol probably won't be broken, so let the criticism commence now that I'm gone.