A reminder of the aim of the forum:
Delcamp.net is a collaborative site based on the simple principle that higher level guitarists provide encouragement to those just beginning. In a few years, when those beginners have advanced, they in their turn will help and encourage other newcomers. Thus, whether you are an amateur, an eternal beginner or a professional, you will find on this forum expertise, understanding, and readily offered support.
It sounds stupid, I know, but nevertheless I ask you all to be as pleasant and friendly to one another as possible.
In real life, in a fit of temper, sometimes you get into a shouting match and say "Go to hell!" to someone you love. When you are under stress, it provides a safety valve and no serious harm comes of it. On this forum it's not like life - when you say something unpleasant to someone, the words stay there to be read every day by dozens or hundreds of other people for years to come.
There has been talk recently of "the right to forget" on the internet. And I think that's a good idea, because the internet is different from reality, in that a posted message remains fixed, whereas its author and recipient continue to develop. And furthermore on the forum you can't see the poster of the message or hear their tone of voice in order to interpret their intentions.
We need to try harder to understand one another and resist the urge to reply in anger or in haste, remembering that a hurtful or belittling reply says more about its author than about the person addressed.
Jean-François Delcamp and the moderator team
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