Ok, I don't want to stir it if the mods have made a decision on what folks here can post, share or think but my take on the current situation is this.
I've been a member here since the very early days. Changed my name as I forgot my password. I never posted much, very very rarely. I was always more at home at the Stone Pony London. Just because they had a more active, serious trading and posting section.
But I always visited. And in the last few months started to ease my way in. Sharing a little when asked .
My take on the asking first time posters to 'donate' before requesting was an interesting one for me. I never operated like that. I always, in the past, freely uploaded to ABMS and JL. But those days have stopped. ABMS simply because it's hardly used now. Just Ivan uploads now. It's great for a 6 year back up though....
However, I stopped posting to Jungleand as the Leachers and constant begging for shows in a rude fashion and then never saying 'thanks' just wore all my generosity out. So I do understand comments made. I wouldn't say I agree with them but frustration sometimes rules the head. Manners costs nothing and takes no time at all.
I don't understand the stance taken and comments made by the mod in the thread. Maybe it's in relation to private comments. So apologies for my ignorance. Maybe someone could enlighten me?
But dialogue and understanding is surely better than saying 'leave'.
To me this thread is the only reason to be here. I'm not into talking dogs or discussing what I'm listening to. I love to collect and share.
By pushing folks away you devalue the whole community, not just this thread...unless that's the aim??? Maybe the volume of posts us too much??
Anyhow, nothing bad has been said, can'to see a problem asking others to share, the group self msnage very well and it's popular. Let it be. Everybody chill, relax and share AND show some manners and thank those that share. Remember you were brought up, not dragged up!!
Anyway, I've rambled too much, forgot what I was saying , gonna go lie down now and rest....lol!!