Well, the people who think that can go to 4chan for all I care.I have a feeling some of the older/professional audience perceives forums as places run by anarchistic teenagers, not a place for a serious discussion, so I am not surprised by the judges verdict.
I am present at chemical forums and at the same time I am a member of a discussion list for chemistry educators. More than once I have read at CHEMED-L that forums are place where people solve HW for others and where the drug makers share recipes. CF rules are not as stringent as PF rules, but they are very similar in the spirit, so such opinion is unjust - but it exists and my efforts to explain it is wrong didn't work. I guess something similar can be at work here.
Woot for the People's Choice award!