I can’t speak about other forums but I will say that 99% of the members here are helpful. Please understand, it is frustrating at times to many when someone just starts a new thread (not post within a thread) without trying the search function first. It comes across as “can’t be bothered to look, answer me now”.
Anyway, this thread has been derailed enough. Don’t feel as if you can’t ask questions.
Respectfully, if someone was to search for an answer to their question it would be in one or two threads which would allow a person an efficient way to gain an answer. If there are 10 threads with the same topic, they may not be so inclined to look for their answer in that manner. Back when there were a bunch of moderators to tackle this issue, the threads would be merged so that effect would be in place. Unfortunately this takes a lot of time and there aren’t enough mods to “clean it up”. IMO as responsible adults, it would make sense to look things up and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask a question and there will be a 90% chance that someone will be able to point you in the right direction to the proper thread. You can always PM someone who’s been around a bit too. I haven’t found anyone who isn’t happy to help someone, when asked. Creating new threads for a topic that already exists just creates a muddled forum.
Not meaning to lecture, just offering my two cents.
I don’t mind new threads at all. In fact I like that they are renewed. If I can’t contribute, or if I don’t feel like it, or if I don’t like the style, I just ignore it.
I always say that there is a lot of information in the forum, I have spent many hours reading the old posts, but we are not all the same. There are people who get excited, and are discovering the process … It is so vital! It rejuvenates me to see excited people!
Thank you for gettimg there before me MisterSinner…@Bad Influence there are a lot of answers already answered and in those threads are great answers that maybe will help others that we may not bring up in New threads…While i say its frowned upon that doesnt mean anyone is going to be suspended or banned or whatever but they should be prepared to get the type of replies like someone adding links to existing threads or comments like " use search bar" . When these replies happen the OP shouldnt get offended.
Fair enough, you’re right. We were just one of the few forums where it was never mentioned and I just enjoyed that nobody seemed to care. I don’t want it to become a forum where you have to follow a procedure first before you can get answers and some fun. Or are you afraid it’s drifting off already and it’s become necessary to act?
I promise you the forum is gonna still be what it is …We are gonna disagree and debate , scream thru words typed then be BFFs again lol…I volunteered to be Mod just so I can help when people needed it not to be the Forum Sherriff , i get lots of PMs from several people asking me if I can help so now I can …Ill depend on people like you to help . I think the point sprksfly was trying to make was that every question doesnt have to be a new thread that was all . Believe me I dont want to make this a job so if everyone is having fun it will be easy and if I make a mistake reach out and advise me
I think for some newer members they dont realize the massive amount of kniwledge from the past and we should remind them there is a tool that will help and if it doesnt help , then create a thread , the more we read what others have said the more we can pass on
Ok, you are over reacting here. You were asked a question and you respond like a teenager. The fact is that you do post a ton of stream of consciousness stuff. I believe that most of us don’t really care but for me your insecurity and constant pleads for reassurance is quite tiresome. You don’t have to pout and delete your threads, no one expects that. It is just an attention grabbing move due to your insecurities. Believe me, no one here is going to plead with you to stop deleting your posts.
We welcome new people here but there are expectations for behavior. If those are transgressed then people will be called out. The proper response would then be to acknowledge, apologize and then stop the errant behavior. Or you could just act like a petulant teenager, it’s your choice.
That’s what i meant, the absence of such discussions where we start getting angry or pissed off in some way for nothing.
I’m out of this discussion and will just keep ignoring what i think isn’t worth my attention. Hopefully it goes away
I know what you mean @natbone and I could give you plenty of examples where I got annoyed about someone but hey, it’s the internet and I think ELR is still one of the best forums around. Maybe because these discussions were never needed, who knows…
don’t get discouraged
no one is trying to discourage you. just having a public and civil discussion. to be honest even i have had the same thought as @Sprkslfly. but then i think this is a new person give her some time. and maybe point her in the right direction of searching before asking . and i have even responded back to you with what your looking for and pointing out a simple search would have gotten you the answers you were looking for .
and honestly responses like this one to @SessionDrummer who is very knowledgeable
will kind of turn people off. when i saw that i was like wtf . Is she calling drummer a sheep?
okay that’s some of my thoughts i had earlier.
now moving on to everyone else that gets itchy and annoyed when they see threads started on some of the same topics over and over. remember these words of wit. posted in this thread
and that concludes my 2 cents . thou i might dig some out of the couch cushions later
Absolutely @fidalgo_vapes. While there are still pros here, there have/has been a MASSIVE amount of Pro Mixers who have posted, contributed, and taught here. Just massive, and like you said, the amount of excellent, FREE, good information that is already here, some of it posted BY them, still remains.