Responding to original question:
I think there is a certain proportion of the members who don't want to hold onto the females - this is their 'boys own adventure' fantasy where they can be some super cool double black mogul hero, safely anonymous behind a computer screen. So they are basically a$$holes to anyone who asks simple questions or acts 'like a girl'.
I browse frequently in the season to get great tips on improvement (thanks Snowolf!) and when I am about to buy something new. I do like it when other females ask for advice as I generally have the same problems. The majority of members are great, but there are some threads which probably should have been shut down early (the more you indulge dickheads the louder they become).