I'm not sure if I'm lighting a small, paper, lunch bag of poo on fire and leaving it in the middle of the room here or not, but it is a sore tooth and I desperately want to prod it. So let's wind this up and let it go.
What is your definition of "elitism" on this site?
I've seen the word about a great deal and used to both censor and to explain an emotion, to complain about being left out and to complain about being let in. It is a well known rumor that "Advanced" RPers (I love the idea that we wear name badges: "Hello, I'm Closet. Ask me about being ADVANCED") are elitist, that groups are elitist, that requirements for story lines are elitist, that individuals are elitist.
I have my own ideas about it, but I really would like to hear what the Discussion Thread denizens have to say before I jump in because I really want it to be open to "Randomosity".
SO - what is your definition? When do you feel you're up against an "elitist"? Or do you even believe it exists? Where exactly do you draw the line? When are you most apt to actually use the word?
Let me add, I hope unnecessarily, that this is a call for definitions and discussion, so that I am calling for not the overall forum's view of elitism (because then I'd poll each player individually or ask the mod the "official" definition) but each individual's definition. Therefore, please, agree to disagree on how someone else might see it.