I'm not a EE. I do a bunch of research, and often have questions that a EE probably wouldn't, but I can't find direct answers to. Oftentimes, my questions get unconstructive, snarky comments that add nothing to the discussion, don't answer my question, and generally have an air of "you idiot, you shouldn't even be asking this".
On a typical forum, my response would be a flame. Is there anything beyond flagging a comment? Would an equally snarky counter-comment be frowned-upon?