Post Number: 2444
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 9:41 am: |
Since its inception in 2002, the Alembic Club has been home to a steadily growing group of enthusiasts, sharing a passion for some of the finest musical instruments in the world. To its regulars, who are effectively house guests of the Wickersham family, the pervasive atmosphere of comradery and good-natured fun has been a welcome alternative to the Wild West nature of many other message boards. This has also meant that the Club could thrive without constant supervision from the board moderators; e.g. to date, no member has ever been banned.
However, over the past few months the Alembic Club has seen a number of threads where the general tone became confrontational, and at times unsettling. After careful consideration the moderators decided to make a number of changes to the board rules, to help members more easily recognize the blurry social boundaries that exist on-line, and encourage them to contribute to a positive atmosphere. The moderators also decided to ask three long-standing Club members to join the team, and they gracefully accepted the challenge: Keith Humphrey (keith_h), Art Lubin (artswork99) and Adriaan Simons (adriaan).
Post Number: 728
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 2:03 pm: |
Congratulations new moderators!!! Thank you for your time and effort.
Post Number: 1160
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 4:21 pm: |
Thanks in advance for keeping an eye on things fellas. Much appreciated.
Post Number: 1389
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 9:09 pm: |
Thanks for agreeing to the effort Keith, Art, and Adriaan. I hope we can regain the same level of musical camaraderie that caused us to enjoy this forum from it's inception.
(Message edited by dadabass2001 on April 01, 2010)
Post Number: 81
|Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 1:49 am: |
Lots of news arrived on this April's fools day! I guess this one is real...
Have a good day, everybody!!
Post Number: 431
|Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 9:00 am: |
Good job guys. Dave has been great and we know you'll be too...