1. I intro'd. I realize now that's kind of annoying.
2. Not rude, snarky. There's a difference.
3. Made fun of? No. Again, snarked newbies who didn't bother to try and help themselves a little with some research before they asked a question. You asked a dumb question, you got snarked.
I think you're confusing rudeness and being picked on with someone getting a snarky response for something they said. Most of the time, it's warranted. This isn't a puppies and butt fluff board.
PS: This board doesn't need another white knight. We're full up, in case that's what you were applying for with this post!