Is gold considered "low elo"

Hello, I recently posted in the team recruitment forums looking for low elo players to duo with on my smurf(this account) so I could get back into coaching(helping them learn the game and climb) but a lot of golds added me saying they were "low elo". Is gold really that bad/low to be considered low elo, I never really thought about it before but I thought it would just be middle area since you technically get the rewards. Just wanting other player's opinions on it, thanks! p.s sorry if this is in the wrong area, wasn't sure where to post :/
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