This is a genuine question, asked in a spirit of enquiry. I don't want to start a row - simply to ask for people's thoughts.
I and some other Brits on ELU have noticed that a minority of self-declared US English speakers appear not to value our variety of the language and, as a result not value our answers.
I was told by one user that he'd always thought Britain was some fictional place from Star-Trek.
Another said that Britain - the nation and its language - were of rapidly diminishing importance in the world. The implication was that my answer was therefore worthless,
I can't give you the links because I flagged these remarks and they were removed. I'm sure they are still on the system somewhere.
Edit - I've received other, milder, comments that give me the same impression.
I could of course justify British English to these people, e.g.
The English language actually originated in England and was later exported all over the world.
Educated Americans are often familiar with the works of Milton, Shakespeare and Dickens as well as later writers such as, for example J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. All of those wrote in the language of the British Isles.
Many students from Europe and Asia learn British English in school in preference to American English. I don't have precise statistics but in my home city - and many others, not even counting London - we have dozens of language schools with thousands of foreign students.
My username clearly indicates my origins.
When I answer, if I am aware of a difference, I indicate to the reader that they may wish to wait for US answers as well.
Would people care to come forward and state their true feelings about this. Would you prefer this to a be a site for American English only?
This is a genuine question and I'm hoping for honest answers.