Originally posted by deltacaster
If anyone here thinks I'm not aware of what goes on in this forum because I don't post here often, you should probably consider my occupation I talk about what you talk about on here 40 hours a week, etc.
I will be checking this forum out more frequently, but really just to help, and keep flaming away if possible. Not necessarily about differing opinions on guitars, but to make sure everyone here has a enjoyable experience on the forum. We're here to talk about guitars, mandolins, banjo's, basses, and ultimately about making music with them, which is a beautiful and creative thing. If you want to flame, buy an electric and join a punk band (not that I don't love acoustic punk as well) We're here to help, and I'm here off the clock, I love these instruments and supporting them. We would never offer anyone advise that we didn't stand behind, and we remember more of the names and people than you could imagine (model numbers fill my dreams dude). Take issues up with us directly email@example.com I believe is the email address. This isn't the place for it really. We listen.
It's good to get to know more about you, deltacaster, but as one who sat back and didn't join in the flaming, but watched as the forum deteriorated to the point that it was difficult to get new members to stay, I'm hoping you can understand my specticism regarding the investment you might or might not have had in the forum.
Knowing you are a Washburn employee, I have no doubt about your loyalty, it is as it should be for Washburn. My concern as a member of this online community, who feels as if he has lost a number of friends (or at least lost contact with them) as a result of the grief that has been passed around on the forum lately, was simply to question how much the new moderator cared about the forum and the individuals who made up this community. Surely you can understand that if a new moderator was appointed who hadn't posted a single post since last August, regardless of the number of posts he had posted, it might not be exactly indicative of having the interest of the forum at hand.
However, I have high hopes. Those who left will return or they won't, it doesn't make much difference to me, I know where most of them went and I even post there on occasion, but as a noob here who has, IMHO, established my agenda, which is to engage in discussions related to this artistic endeavor in which we have all engaged, I feel that we will have to wait and see. There is a place for spirited discussion, again IMHO, but at some point there also has to be a way to get people to ...give it up and move on.
Best of wishes to you, deltacaster, and here's hopes we'll be seeing lots more of you around the forum. I notice BrownDog has been posting more recently than I've noticed in the recent past. In fact, I emailed BrownDog with a question on a totally unrelated topic and didn't get a reply, perhaps I'll see if I can get an answer going through you.
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Washburn WD32SW and WD32S, WD61SW project guitar
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335 Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Special (?)
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky