In an online browser game targeted at children but equally played by adults, countless times I've been talked to with disdain and authoritative disbelief.
This happens when I try and help other players (and even moderators) understand the specifics of game mechanics better by showing exact mathematical formulas and concise but complete explanations of certain mechanics.
In most cases, my formulas and research flies in the face of the 'slap dash' explanation given by the administrators of the game, with their explanations clearly being inaccurate but being thought of as 'good enough' by most players.
Other times, my research goes against the 'research' by other players, even though I can prove my own findings and show why theirs are wrong. In all cases, I am treated with ridicule, disbelief, and often as a trouble maker and a liar by all players, and many moderators outright ignore and undermine my efforts to help.
In the end, I've given up. When threads regarding the specifics of these gameplay mechanics turn up on the forums posted by players in need I sometimes reply, but usually the threads get filled up with incorrect information by other players and staff. I've turned to just putting all of my research on my player page, in easy to copy formulas and verbose explanations. I'm not sure what else to do.
It's quite possible the administrators don't want such exact information so public, but if that's the case they could at least talk to me about it.