I used this terminology in the other thread, so I want to touch on this.The one thing that irks me, and I've seen this a few times in reference to recent events, is the notion of "real" chasers. This is a made up term by those with a false sense of self worth used to try and elevate themselves above others
The media and EM people are specifically blaming out-of-area storm chasers and are adamant that the local to chaser ratio was lower than 2 in 10. There's no way that 280/350 cars in that convergence self-identified as chasers and were all out-of-area. Johnny from Salina, who saw a big tornado on the TV and went to drive after it, is certainly chasing and has every right to be there on the road with the rest of us. It doesn't follow that we're on equal footing for acting in a responsible manner though, and it doesn't help that he's absolved of his contribution to the convergence. There are at the very least two separate demographics causing problems here, and one is taking the full brunt of the blame.
Instead of trying to explain all that, it's sometimes easier to just say "real chasers" vs "local chasers". I don't have a better label off the top of my head, but I'd gladly use one.