I come home, and logged onto TB, as I normally do. I instantly go to see the Hi thread, which I find is closed due to childish behavior, then another thread about "what is Talkbass Really?". Now, I for one welcome our newbies to our site and let them know that this is family oriented and everyone, and I meant, everyone here is friendly is always willing to lend a helping hand. What the heck happened here? I do not play bass, my intent when I first started coming to this site was to find out more about the bass due to a friends love of it. In turn, b/c of this site and his playing, I fell in love with it. I find myself, like the rest of you, listening to bass lines, and trying to guess what type of bass is being played. I watch videos, in hopes of catching a bass, and again, try to guess the model. Now...for someone who is NOT talented to play the bass, but truely loves it? I believe I and other members who do not play deserve to be on this site. Now, I would like to state that normally, members and supporting members do not argue like this. I would like to make the apology, for the actions that went on in the other thread, even though I was not part of it, but, b/c I am part of this family, I feel the need to make this apology. This thread is and was not inteded to berate anyone. So mods, if there are posts that are nasty, please feel free to close it. I made my statement, and am now off my soapbox. Thank you all for taking the opportunity to read this with an open mind.