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Old 06-09-2008, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Laughing Boy View Post
It would be cool if the senior members weren't so elitist towards newer members about things that are completely personal preference. I got told who should and shouldn't be in my dream band on one of my first posts here, that was welcoming.
This is a preference based ideal though. Most new members are surreptitiously tested to ascertain their musical knowledge. It does indeed smack of elitism but we average 20 new posters a day and we are lucky if less than one stays the course.

We could be more welcoming I admit and could give newbies a longer period of grace.

One other point of note, we can usually separate the wheat from the chaff. If you have a musical opinion and it is reasoned well, we will notice it. So don't get scared off too easily!
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