(This post was generated to support a comment made in an interesting post here.) It has nothing to do with where you are standing. It has everything to do with the orientation of your feet, and if they are feet in motion.
It's important to note that online gaming in particular, working as a group requires a certain degree of involvement. This involvement isn't defined as where one is located, but their activity level and expectations of whatever activities they are engaged in.
This also happens to be how companies hire. Resumes exist only to develop a pattern. The standouts are conversation starters, not immediate hiring mechanisms. You, me, your Aunt Sally are all hired on a perceived ability to adhere to current company work ethics and atmosphere with an investment that the hire will be value added to the goals of the organization.
This has nothing to do with elitism. It has everything to do with knowing where one stands, where one wishes to find themselves, and what one is doing to achieve that motion. It's easy to hire someone making their own waves, it's easy to reject someone just treading water. It's life, not gaming and definitely not elitism.