"Ok, guys. I think we've had enough in that thread now. Nothing valuable came from it recently. Time to do something else. As a conclusion: let me tell you pnchad didn't renew his Golden Membership Subscription. We take this seriously on this side of the board. This is not the first member that leaves with bitterness. Watch for some new guidelines here on the DB forums in the coming weeks. As an aside, the new BB software now supports some kind of member score. Infractions will result in increased score. And actions will be taken accordingly." Here's a quote from another thread by someone in power. Now that's a good idea! Reminds me of that terrible Sly Stone movie "Demolition Man" [Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes-you know the one]. They're in the future and if you curse or sumpin a voice appears out of thin air and you get demerits on your happy,happy/joy,joy credits. and surely there will be more demerits for po'ing a gold supporting member than an ordinary supporting member-obviously money talks here. I was the first luthier here over five years ago and I've spent many hours happily posting whatever I could share about the bass. I convinced Arnold to give it a try and that has worked out to everyones advantage. Not to sound arrogant but I was instrumental years ago in helping to create an environment where players could come and get great info from a bunch of luthiers on the same page[BLABLA, the Brotherhood of Loosely Associated Bass Luthiers of America-Nnick's name]. from good guys who are committed to doing the right thing without bs. TBDB did very well and thrived without any overmoderation from the likes of Chris, Donosaurus and Sam. and I also had some fun when it used to be fun here. Never called anyone any names but if some pinhead[sp?] thought I owed him free advice I might chide him. Big deal. I don't think anyones chops were EVER bustid here that didn't need it. I tell ya one thing, the day that I have to worry about getting "infractions" for stupid little BS I will nuke every last word I ever wrote here including my stickies in the newbie section. I'm not gonna wait around to get fired slowly.