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Kallesandria - Posted - 01/26/2011:  15:23:49


Most forums that I have been a part of, always seem to have an "Introduction Section" of some sort, mostly so that new people can say howdy. It gives them a chance to participate in the forum without feeling like an outsider who isn't familiar with some of the ongoing discussions. Any chance there could be an additional sub-forum here for something like that? Or isn't there enough new traffic to justify it?


Karen


Edited by - Kallesandria on 01/26/2011 15:24:30

MapleNuts - Posted - 01/26/2011:  18:58:30


I agree. That would be a good idea, so people get to know one another and feel welcomed. Steven

Kallesandria - Posted - 01/26/2011:  19:01:47


Since you have fewer posts than I do, let me at least welcome you to the forum Steven!!

MapleNuts - Posted - 01/26/2011:  19:08:52


Thank you. I discovered this forum having recently been participating on the Dobro forum, Reso Hangout.
I am only a novice on the Resonator Guitar, but have enjoyed picking guitar for quite awhile, mostly for pleasure.
Nice to meet you.

MitchellB - Posted - 01/26/2011:  19:14:55


Welcome all! Glad to see more folks joining.

delboy - Posted - 01/26/2011:  22:42:04


I think an introduction section is a good idea - but I kind of assumed the option to include a bio / blog covered that ground. Especially as the blogs have the option of responses. When I come across a member talking sense I'll always have a quick look at their homepage...

Derek

Kallesandria - Posted - 01/27/2011:  08:06:31


quote:
Originally posted by delboy

I think an introduction section is a good idea - but I kind of assumed the option to include a bio / blog covered that ground. Especially as the blogs have the option of responses.

Derek



But how do you know to look at a new member's bio / blog if he / she never introduces him or herself on the forum first? I know I feel a bit hesitant about posting something to a forum thread unless it's a subject that I feel I know something about, or can add some value. And I'd be interested in hearing fromother female pickers here (there don't seem to be a lot) but they might be hiding in the bushes. I'd think an introduction sub-forum might bring some of them out!


Karen

MapleNuts - Posted - 01/27/2011:  08:23:50


I agree again on the introduction area, and then there are forums, and there are forums.
I posted a few thoughts on the Washburn forum and let me tell you, they "flamed" the heck out of me.
It is enough to make one not want to post. Seems that Washburn had their high number posters that thought they owned the forum, and if you make a contribution that differs in the very least in their minds, then they come down on you. A good reason for leaving, I thought. Not very friendly, nor did they have the desire to attract users with fresh thoughts and ideas. Now that experience will make you shy to post. Hopefully this forum is friendlier. I think the introduction area could at least make the transition to posting a little easier, and a nice place to at least extend a warm welcome to the forum.

MitchellB - Posted - 01/27/2011:  08:25:47


I know several female musicians around here, but unless they sing, it seems like they do tend to be a little shy around other musicians. They tend to keep more under the radar than most of the guys, but that also makes them a pleasure to jam with.

Flatpicker - Posted - 01/29/2011:  06:01:28


Most people just post a "howdy" topic in the Off Topic forums. Anyway, welcome to the Hangout!

-Austin

Jack T - Posted - 01/29/2011:  06:43:53


[quote]Originally posted by MapleNuts
I posted a few thoughts on the Washburn forum and let me tell you, they "flamed" the heck out of me.
Seems that Washburn had their high number posters that thought they owned the forum, and if you make a contribution that differs in the very least in their minds, then they come down on you.



I have to agree with you. There are a few on there that think they know it all when in reality they know S**t. They show their ignorance by cutting someone down. I love to prove them wrong. That is the only reason I am still a member there. There are some really nice people there, to bad the a**holes have to ruin it for the rest of the good folks.

I agree, it would be nice to have a sticky introduction thread here in the off topics.

Welcome to the FP Forum to Karen and all the new members. Any and all post are welcome here. I have been playing for over 45 years and I have learned a lot here from both the experienced players and the new players. Thanks to all.

Jack


Edited by - Jack T on 01/29/2011 06:45:54

Kallesandria - Posted - 01/29/2011:  07:52:36


Thanks Jack! That was one of the reasons I joined here, as there didn't seem to be that snob type atmosphere that you often find on internet forums. To me it doesn't matter if you been playing for 2 weeks or 20 years, or if you play a $50 guitar or a mega-bucks instrument. It's all good....we're in the same boat!


Karen

MapleNuts - Posted - 01/29/2011:  22:36:50


Same here. Washburn had more than their share of "know it alls" . Had to leave otherwise I would have got into a fight eventually. Should not matter what guitar brand you play as long as you have a desire to respect others opinions and appreciate the common language of music.

Flatpicker - Posted - 02/18/2011:  09:08:43


Doesn't matter what brand of guitar you play - so long as it's Taylor.

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