Firstly, I'd like to let you know that this visitor-messaging system works better when you post your response on my profile, that way I get a little notification telling me you responded. You can get there by clicking my name.
Anyway, that little back-and-forth in the mc thread was a bit petty in my opinion. I think you have good manners, but maybe you got off on the wrong foot or something. Snow wasn't really trying to target you or anything, it seems you might have taken it personally. Just know that people here, especially the older-members that have a few hundred or more posts, will never really go out of their way to insult you. If they do, it's common courtesy to take it out of the thread and talk with them individually, via VM or PM. If they still seem derogatory or offend you, then you should go through the proper channels and report them to a moderator.
I think you should let the argument in the mc thread go and just keep making insightful, relevant posts. Work on brevity and making them short and sweet (not talking a simple paragraph here, but preferably less than what you currently do).
Your diction and manners seem rather well, I would just suggest that you give the community a strong shot and you might find that it's very rewarding. I can see you eventually becoming a more respected member.
Thanks for the advice and kind words. Honestly I have been somewhat sick with a headache for the last few days so I'm not thinking through wether or not I should post something. I started the whole argument because I didnt think to let the post go, and the argument profited me nothing. What I said about making potential friends angry was doubly true for what I did, but I meant what I said, so even though I shouldn't have said it, I can't bring myself to apologize for what I said or why. And the only reason I haven't posted that, is because I don't want to keep rehashing the argument. You are certainly right I don't know the culture of ZU, but thats why I am going to stay, because its always good to learn something.
I think you're a genuinely cool, well-spoken dude. Keep up being well-spoken.
I can see you don't quite understand the little cultural competencies of being a zu member, but you're well on your way to eventually being respected.
Some advice: long posts are great, but brevity is key to getting heard. If you can try and be more parsimonious before hitting the post button, I guarantee you'll get more respect. Try not to be too defensive, either.