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Old 06-18-2019, 12:51 PM
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I just want to say that coming here for information and opinions is a real pleasure. Thanks to all of the members and administrators for keeping this place as pleasant as it is. I won’t name the other forum that drove me to write this, but I quit going there a few months ago because the level of civility in their discussions is almost nonexistent. I went back today hoping it might have somehow changed. Not. Someone asked about opinions on a guitar that a major star is playing in a recent video and within 5 posts that star’s political views became the issue and insults began flying. Exactly why I quit going there. Keep up the good work here folks!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:09 PM
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That's good to hear.
Most of the members who are very active on here have already figured out where each other as individuals are coming from with regard to life in general. It works it's way through at some point. Even if we don't know, we place the enjoyment of guitars, music and all that is related as the reason to come here. As long as that is, then this will be what it is.
The mods do a great job maintaining order under the rules. It isn't perfect, but it's very good. Kudos to them!
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:17 PM
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That's good to hear.
Most of the members who are very active on here have already figured out where each other as individuals are coming from with regard to life in general. It works it's way through at some point. Even if we don't know, we place the enjoyment of guitars, music and all that is related as the reason to come here. As long as that is, then this will be what it is.
The mods do a great job maintaining order under the rules. It isn't perfect, but it's very good. Kudos to them!
what rokdog49 said.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:10 PM
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I've always been impressed as well, even if there is a sour grape in a thread most folks know "don't feed the trolls" and so on. Many come here for info from experienced members and sometimes just good storytelling and I couldn't imagine my day without having a scroll or two through some AGF threads.

Thanks MODs for all you do!
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:15 PM
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I quit playing guitar years ago, but I still come here because I simply like it, and I enjoy the folks on this forum.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:26 PM
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I quit playing guitar years ago, but I still come here because I simply like it, and I enjoy the folks on this forum.
Now that's a compliment. Way to go!
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:04 PM
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Now that's a compliment. Way to go!
Indeed it is. Wonder how many others here don't play.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:28 PM
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Perchman, good to read your comments. I can also say that I've left a number of forums after being disappointed. This one, however, really is a pleasure. Occasionally, we mods have to act on somebody who can't follow our rules, but 99% of our membership is perfectly willing to comply. We do have more rules than many forums, but that's what helps us maintain a little more civility.

In addition to the courtesy, it's remarkable how many friendships can be formed on a forum like this. I consider myself very lucky to have formed so many of them during my decade here. My hat's off to all our membership.

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Old 06-18-2019, 05:33 PM
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It's good to read the threads here, even do searches on info you want from older threads, as you never know what you might learn.

Some of us old guys can get a little grumpy from time from time, but I'm taking my meds now,
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It's good to read the threads here, even do searches on info you want from older threads, as you never know what you might learn.

Some of us old guys can get a little grumpy from time from time, but I'm taking my meds now,
That's true, we can get grumpy and too set in our ways.The good news is most of us are mature enough to realize there's still more to learn and sometimes we need to lighten up a bit, take deep breath and start over. That's coming straight from an occasionally guilty party.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:22 PM
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That's true, we can get grumpy and too set in our ways.The good news is most of us are mature enough to realize there's still more to learn and sometimes we need to lighten up a bit, take deep breath and start over. That's coming straight from an occasionally guilty party.
You and me both. Life is too short.
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This forum does a GREAT job of enforcing Rule #1: "Be nice."

I have personally been edited, corrected, and gently admonished by the mods on the occasions that I've strayed, and I really do appreciate their diligence in keeping us knuckleheads in line. They truly make it a better experience for everyone.
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This forum does a GREAT job of enforcing Rule #1: "Be nice."
Yes indeed!
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This forum does a GREAT job of enforcing Rule #1: "Be nice."
Indeed. And where some users slip through the cracks, you can always add a particular name to your "ignore list" using the User CP menu (blue bar, left hand side). Then their text does not even appear on your screen, if you are logged in.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:06 AM
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For the record, if anyone thinks an inappropriate user has slipped through the cracks, please contact us. We're all linked in red at the bottom right of the General Discussion page. And if anyone thinks that a particular post is in violation of the rules, please report it to us by clicking the little red triangle at the top right of every post.

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