I frequent a chatroom with a small community. Many types of discussions occur that I don't usually join in on. It's partially because I often don't feel like contributing because what I have to say might have been already said.
But on occasion, I do have something extremely important to add. However, because I usually don't contribute/I frequently fool around in the chatroom people seem to have gotten an impression from me that I don't know/haven't experienced many things and I'm not credible.
However, That is incorrect. I can tell just by the conversations they have that I know a significant amount more (or can reason better depending on the circumstance, like this one below) I'm not trying to "toot my own horn" but I do very much feel like I am more knowledgeable in general than most of the chatroom. An example of a conversation that was had recently is summarized below.
person A: There's a kid from school who's extremely dumb and once spring break is over I'm going to go sock him right in the kisser
Person B: Instead of hitting him first you should wait for him to hit you then you should hit him.
Person C: Yes. That's the only option available when it comes to these kinds of people.
Me: Actually that's one of many and is probably not the best option seeing as how both person A and the kid from school will get in trouble. It would be much better if...
(cut of by person C and B)
Person C: No I've dealt with this kind of person before, giving them a wooping is the only solution.
Person B: Yes that's very true. Im sorry, but I don't think you really understand the situation.
Me: If you would just let me finish I coul...
(cut of by person A)
Person A: No, I bet you haven't even gotten into a fight before. You don't understand the situation and you need to stop talking.
(I do understand the situation and I have been in a similar one but because I haven't spoken up and people do not accept my views I can't help.)
Several hours later...
Person A: I can't wait till I sock that kid.
(enter person D, an adult that the chatroom accepts as intelligent, reasonable and respectable. Note that in the earlier conversation at some point I was labelled as immature and underdeveloped for trying to suggest a similar course of action as person D.)
Person D: What's this about hitting someone?
Person A: Yes there's a kid at school who deserves it (describes person and situation/plan for getting revenge.)
Person D: It would be much better to record this person and sending it to a figure of authority. That way you can get your cake and eat it too. Socking them is going to hurt your experience as well as theirs.
Me: That's what I was going to say!
Person A: (sees I am present and most likely subconciously stops accepting information) NO THAT WON'T WORK YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THERE'S ONLY ONE OPTION AND IT'S TO SOCK THE KID
Person D: (Tries to reason)
As you might see, whenever I attempt to contribute/reason to the benefit of the subject I get rejected on the basis of "you don't know". This kind of conversation happens over 4 times a week and every time I either don't contribute or if I do my input is rejected. I have also been insulted on similar premises by multiple people.
(I included the Harassment tag because at this point that's what this feels like.)
How can I convince people that I'm perfectly capable of contributing and in many cases more capable then the other chatters without parading around the chatroom typing in full caps "I'M CAPABLE"?