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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by TSims1, Oct 11, 2018 at 8:41 AM.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I used to live at this place. Lol. All the members were so knowledgeable, but also so warm, kind, cool and respectful. It was a wonderful place of support and encouragement and comraderie.........after being gone a long time I decided to try and come back and reconnect........but what I found when I came back was not what I had left.


    People seem snarky, condescending, grumpy.......even mean. I don’t get it. What happened?? This place has a soft spot in my heart/past, but it seems it’s not the same anymore. It’s sad and too bad.
     

  2. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i see that every once in awhile but not alot.
     
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  3. rgbedard

    rgbedard Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    169
    Feb 3, 2018
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I am relatively new here, so don't have your perspective, but in my view, this place is above average for people's behavior. Look at the world, people are getting really aggressive. Maybe S-T isn't what it once was, but it's still pretty reasonable ...
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA

    I’m seeing it a lot.
     

  5. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    You're one of those knowledgeable members. And thanks. For the most part it's still a great place to learn and go a little off the wall. When a real idiot shows up I think most of the members do a pretty good job at shutting the b/s down.
     

  6. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    49
    361
    May 12, 2018
    Gibraltar Michigan
    I’m fairly new here. I used to spend a lot of time at Harmony Central back in the day before they wrecked it with their attempt to “upgrade” the software. I ended up taking a long break from guitar forums after that. This is one of the most civil and kind guitar forums I ever encountered. I can’t imagine how it was before if you think it’s in decline now. It blows my mind. The arguments I’ve witnessed here have been very mild - Disney rated G - in comparison to the scorched earth arguments I’ve witnessed on other guitar forums. I feel very comfortable here. I think it’s a great place.
     

  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA

    It’s cool. I’m glad it’s working for you. :)
     
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA

    I don’t know about THAT.......lol.......but thank you.
     

  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    its very easy to leave a thread and go on to another one.
    i dont read every one either, so maybe thats why i dont see those things as often.
     
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  10. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    he is also one of the best players here.....
     

  11. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    Yeah, definitely
    Don't sell yourself short either
     

  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    ₩¥€£§μГ
    You can't go home again. ;)
     
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  13. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    I'm a college football fan, and I spend some time on a football forum- people routinely get into really nasty insult contests over nothing.

    It's MUCH better here- it's not even close. I've had only one poster here try to do that to me, and I just put him on ignore- it's not worth spending time on.

    But it does feel (to me anyway) like we live in an increasingly vicious society in general, and that bleeds over into everything.
     
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  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    Tony makes me look like a beginner, lol.
     

  15. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    595
    Jan 14, 2018
    Pomeroy, WA
    Head over to the Gibson forums amd mention that you like strats.....this place is extremely civil in comparison.
     
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  16. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Australia
    It's only "global humor"...And sometimes you just have to dish-it-back to stand-your-ground I think...

    Laugh it off ! There's humor in most things if you look hard enough.

    Once Mouse comes back, all will be better...His sabbatical has been nearly 12-months long now...
     

  17. 808K

    808K Strat-Talker

    347
    Apr 24, 2018
    Philly, USA
    There are so many fine people here. Kind, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly. But the few that seem to live to make rude, insulting comments tend to make it far less enjoyable.

    And those rude comments are just so unnecessary.

    I’m new here, so maybe I should stay out of this. But bullies really bother me.
     

  18. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    595
    Jan 14, 2018
    Pomeroy, WA
    Likely because you have enough experience to realize that you never stop learning.
     

  19. moullineaux

    moullineaux Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    Lol
     
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  20. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    what i see most of all is humor.....lots of it. i love to laugh, but lots of people here owe me a new keyboard.