Well my last post was more of a your not alone to UJB.
Now as to this one topic:
Number 1: Thanks for the honor of renaming LOLOLOL. but .....
Number 2: All points are valid. I personally tend to agree with BGD and Z. I have to edit out lyrics because ill be censored for the expressions that fit a song of my chosen favorite genera. In normal conversation I can see not dropping the F bomb. However when generally accepted alternatives get pinged also..... That's taking it too far.
Number 3: I personally think that many of the members have lost sight of the pulse of today's younger generation. I speak of my sons ages which are pretty much the new generation of music lovers. 14 to 18 yr old boys and girls, they are WAY more knowledgeable than I was 35 yrs. ago.
The pace of tech they keep up with leaves us way behind with our heads spinning. Let us also not expect them to want to be in such an old school based site. While it’s cool for most of us, it lags in comparison to the newer sites. I have said this before, as a forum based site, with no instant feedback, or real-time notice via an app to let you know someone has read, or left a reply. They are not interested.
We had some younger participants at one point, and now they are gone, either due to life pulling them or face it, the conversations got stale and well, sounded like they were talking to their uncle or grandpa. Go talk to .any music store owner. Ask the average age of kids buying instruments, coming in for lessons, and oining band are? after band, ill bet not as many go into it.
I am constantly promoting this site, to anyone who will listen. I have to be honest. I talk to the members who used to be very active on FB quite a bit. With personal "IM" I can be myself and I can be unrestricted. Not to say that I want to drop F bombs everywhere, but if one slips it should be taken in stride. Everyone who has met outside of the web wonderland,,,, well its real life.
The one main reason I still post here is for the few who still are active and have good advice and I enjoy writing with. Not to also mention, it’s a new form of a Poor man’s copy-write as everything is time and date stamped and I can always find my material when on a new computer or telling someone about it and post the links. And hope they stick around to see the rest of what’s on here.
You can plug into a Marshall, but if you are not attacking it, it's just going to sound so-so. If the song doesn't grove, you are just bashing through chords” .
-- Mike Ness, Social Distortion