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Re: End of an era
7/27/2009 1:52 PM
David Eddy (2100) wrote:
I used to spend a lot of time on this site, mostly from 02-05. I quit logging on and participating in discussions because of the irascible personalities. It felt like too many members came here with the intentions of starting an argument. A good example is Nick Scratch's comment regarding Chris Bonds' post. There was no reason to be pedantic and point out typos.
Of course, no one wants to leave such comments alone either, which would probably be the best thing. Instead of a site about guitar playing, for me, wholenote became an endless clash of egos. It always turned into "I'm a better guitar player than you, and I'll prove it by talking about it."
I always felt that a huge problem with this site was that instead of helping each other, we spent more time, especially on the forums, at each others throats.
However, Ken Richardson made a great point. There are lots of great lessons on here. I've come back from time to time, usually without bothering to sign in, to view some of the great lessons. For that reason, the site is still a great resource.
I really like Bryan Morrison's ideas. That would really invigorate this site. I'd come back for that. I'd also pay a small yearly fee for it. I spend a lot of time at the Fenderforum now, where the members seldom, if ever, argue and are very respectful of each other. Anyway, at the Fenderforum, the host asks for a small donation ($15) from the members every year. And that site doesn't have near the features of this one.
It's just something to think about. That might keep some of the people who are looking for a fight at bay.
If someone did create a site with the features Bryan mentioned, we should all look into it.