[Yes, unfortunately, the term is self-applied by many more than to whom it could possibly be legitimately applied. If you’ll forgive this as a jumping-off point, this is not directed at you, in particular, by any means.]
Perhaps a guide, then (I’ll avoid definining the term, and just stick to what’s helpful and what’s not):
- Rely on the actual numbers
- Stick to known and provable facts
- Request screenshots and/or video [AKA evidence]
- Ignore everything tangible in favor of how one feels [e.g. if A makes me sad, A is false]
- Accept every contention made without evidence at face value
- Occasionally will blatantly ignore screenshots
If you find yourself making a positive assertion about whether someone qualifies for something while possessing none of the information required to make said assertion, you are not making a valid argument, by definition and the rules of logic, not my opinion. [i.e. Can’t see the grade table, but *know* that person A meets all requirements for Grade 3; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_ignorance ]
You are arguing from a position of no evidence to a positive conclusion which requires tangible evidence, which is a logical impossibility.
It’s not so much the who can reply, but the utility of the replies.
Replies which do not address the coded requirements for access to the server cannot, by definition, be of any use. When someone asks why they have not reached a certain grade, anyone who is willing to positively assert they know the reason without seeing the grade table is simply guessing, and that is both unhelpful and confusing for the original poster, who may receive several of these guesses, all of varying shapes and sizes.
Setting aside the word ‘pro’, anyone may assist, but to do so, they must have the information that is required to make a positive assertion before doing so.
If one finds oneself applauding the logical fallacy of having arrived at a positive conclusion despite possessing none of the relevant facts, it’s a pretty safe bet that one is not moving the conversation forward in a productive manner.
[Again, this is in no way directed at you, personally. This is a general assessment of virtually every thread of the “why am I not…” and “why can I not…” and “how did I get…” variety.]