Respect is earned, it is not a gift.
You wander in here looking to beg a floating couch, and expect to be respected? Tell you what, chuckles, let's start over. Introduce yourself, tell us where you currently couch-surf, what projects you're working on, and explain in 100 words or less why letting YOU occupy MY boat for free is a benefit to ME.
In other words, EARN my respect.