Would it be too much to ask to use regular text? When you post in giant, yellowish, cursive font I can't take any of your post seriously. Is there a reason for it? It's not going to make people pay any more attention and from what I can tell it's an instant turn-off for most.
I appreciate the post Flick. i have been a mod of forums in the past and understand how hard it is to keep everyone happy, and I see that you are doing what you can.
I may not be an old dog on the forum, but I was reading the forum a long long time before I ever posted because I didn't feel like I had the right to show up at this place before I even could think about owning a les paul.
Since I've been here I have received ample amounts of help from people and met some really cool guys. Not to mention the fact through this place i found 2 of the best guitars I've ever owned. These things are why I became a paying member.
It is a shame that people are taking things a bit too seriously when it comes to this place and an even bigger shame that some of these people I have respected are defecting for somewhat childish reasons. It seems as though MLP is a victim of popularity. A few bad apples come up every once in a while and start rocking the ship. It is just the way it is with anything. I hope that eventually things will even out and some of the old dogs will make their way back(even the snarly ones).
Whatever the case you seen to have handled most of this with as much class and patience as anyone in you position could have. When anyone is in a position of authority people immediately tend to think there is something crooked about it. People see things that aren't there, and get fired up for mostly no reason. That is where the trouble starts. it is extremely hard to convey truth and motives through the web. It is also hard to trust through the web.
I have no dog in this fight. I enjoy posting here and reading here and tend to do so throughout the future.
Regarding the people leaving and making big deals about not posting(ie goodbye threads). That is your position but honestly you'd be better served just disappearing. Drawing attention to ones self is not helping the situation and only causing undue drama. Also it will save you the embarrassment when you do actually come back.
People leave the forum every day for various reasons whether they have to do with the forum business or personal business. With or without these people the forum will continue. whether they are regarded as royalty or not.
Flick, good luck to you, the rest of the mods, and the productive members of the community for that matter. I hope this place is flourishes in the future and continues being a huge resource to les paul players and guitar players in general.
There are few places on the net that one can be proud to be a part of. This place is definitely one of them.
agreed... just about the whole movie is quotable@XRay: I love that scene...LOL