"Computers are easy its people that are hard"
We've all been there.. Your on slack or hangouts or reddit..Your trying to discuss or highlight something that someone might find useful. Some project you are working on or a tool you built to shave some time off a repetitive task or a third party app ..something you believe gives value.
Then you get hit with the "expert" opinion that provides no feedback or improvement. Just a pendantic statement highlighting a irrelevant observation.
This is usually a one-upmanship moment. These put downs are what drive imposter syndrome among a dev community.
How do you steer theses discussions back into a constructive conversation and not play into a egotistical game?
I don't mean to come across as bitter here but there are issues in dev culture like this that disable a learning mindset.
And I am in no means dissing being a expert in a subject. But with that expertise it's better to use your knowledge for the greater of the community.