I don't know how after all this time, I've never bumped into this thread!
All I can say is that this very forum is a beacon of positivity and if this site were to be the model as to how people could learn to be honest, respectful, helpful and thoughtful to each other on the internet, this would be the place. Granted, there are the occasional disagreements, rude behavior and/or misunderstandings that happen here (just like anywhere else) but as there is an obvious hierarchy here that one gets to understand (if you hang out long enough and don't seek to purposely get 'yer ass canned) and learns to act accordingly, it's really pretty cool.
Our "Village Elders", Farattone, Mods and long standing members who understand and abide by the "little stickies at the top of the page" have always led by a fine and admirable example. Pksage's ideals (whether he knows it or not) have set the personality and tone of this great place.
Newbies (by virtue of how cyberspace is in this day and age) come and take and may even make a mess in our home. But our door is always open and people are very welcome to come in, enjoy and share in the (gratis) wealth provided by our wonderfully talented authors and great members........ but the line is drawn when our house rules are broken. I've seen on many occasions where it's pretty damn obvious that people don't know (or even care) that certain key elements of the "Read Me Or Die" sticky note are violated. I guess there are people who can't be bothered with details.....all they want is to get what they came for. But, hey.....people are people. They come in all shapes and sizes, etc.,etc.
My appreciation goes to the founders of C3 for even coming up with the idea of 'releasing just a few more songs' after Harmonix elected to discontinue new releases for RB3!!! You moderators, who do what you do with that certain degree of finesse (love 'ya Bansheeflyer....your sig says it all) and to all you authors, collaborators and general all around cool people that are here on a regular basis......Thanks for putting smiles on our faces with your wonderful work and know that your efforts are certainly very much enjoyed by me, the mrs. and our respective families who still come by to share in the fun and games. We've also made a few good friends in getting to know some of you thru PM....y'all know who you are! To everyone who hangs here at C3 and has fun like we do.....thanks! We feed off the energy too!
Ain't got no skills as an author...
and I'm certainly not a mod,
I just bring good karma & cheap laughs....
mixed in with some of my 'odd'!