I am William Bua. I was a member of that other forum until I got into a heated argument with one of their sacred cow corporate sponsors who's line of Chinese made saxophones no longer exist. Harry booted me and I got out of the forum business and the sax flipping business and moved to New Orleans where I am a meat and potatoes musician or at least I was before covid. Now like the rest of y-all, I wait. We all wait to go back to playing gigs and seeing more than 5 people in a room. If you think I sound punchy, I probably am. I hope this place isn't like sotw
I myself really hope to play again soon! I also hope to be able to discuss the saxophone online and not get bullied by amateurs every time I discuss advanced topics.
That is not going to happen here, no way. I saw how they either encouraged or ignored the development of cliques and a culture of bullying and negativity and I want none of that. I don't mind a good controversy or debate so critique is good if accurate, but really that just became a free attack zone for the grumpy and gatekeepers. Basically on that site there is a rather huge number of people who don't really play yet established some kind of social status perch that they could never get in real life from which to just piss on people on that site. That is just not going to be a possibility here.
Credibility on the other site is based on the gear you brag about owning in your signature line and the amount of posts you have made in the past. I for one would be a much better player if I spent the time practicing that I spend playing around on the forums, same goes for all of those guys.