Yes, I have encountered some rude comments (my definition of being rude is also pretty wide ). However, when I started out as a newbie in this forum some years ago, most of the forummers are very helpful and nice to my newbie questions. Of course, back then, the resources and discussions on this forum are not as many as now, and Google is not as popular as Yahoo. LOL
Perhaps with the much larger member base now, you have a greater variety of forummers, rather than a smaller, close-knitted and friendly group.
Most important is you get some good replies to answer your questions or at least direct you to the correct resource, amidst the meaningless ones.