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Everything posted by cmatthes

  1. I think we're on the same page, ultimately. The whole "don't be a dick" thing is pretty much common sense to most people, and unless there is some sort of aggressive behavior towards a moderator or another member, we typically start with warnings - suspensions, if warranted. Since we have considerable experience working with this forum over many years, we reserve the right to take accelerated action if we spot a problem. That is entirely at our discretion, and honestly, not really open for debate. You're either a member, a guest or neither.
  2. I think we think of it around here as a "self-policing community of generally good people who aren't dicks", rather than "mob rule".
  3. I see what you did there...
  4. Good points. It's also well within a moderator/admin's purview to ban somebody who gets abusive with another member either on the board or offline. Pretty tough to commit that to writing because most situations are unique, but it should fall under the "Don't be a dick" catch-all wording. There are plenty of things I don't agree with that I see online, but it's the internet, so tough to say if I can "like" or "dislike" somebody I don't actually know, but in general, we really do try to be as unbiased as possible here. We're not perfect, but we've been doing this long enough to know when somebody is going to cause problems. The fact that after 22 years I can still count on my fingers (give or take maybe a couple of toes) the number of times we've banned somebody, probably speaks to the formula's overall success.
  5. I am by no means a high-end audio guy, but that's pretty freaking cool...
  6. What "exactly" did you mean by that, Cary?! I'm not sure whether or not I should be offended by your post...
  7. cmatthes

    085 Maverick with a twist

    That's super cool, Matt!
  8. Well, in the interest of continued board harmony, I've edited the HFC Member Guidelines, which unless you're blind or have never visited an online forum before, are pinned near the top of the page. Our guidelines...rules...whatever, are quite simple, and have worked well since we started over 20 years ago. Anybody who is familiar with an online forum probably shouldn't be confused by the way these places work, and there are few instances where having a detailed written document has ever kept the people looking to cause problems from showing their cards and melting down or flaming out. Apologies to the Muse for the thread derail, although I suspect he is enjoying this greatly!
  9. Okay kids... DON'T BE A DICK.
  10. That’s cute, but maybe you didn’t understand my original post in this thread. There were posts that crossed the line into politics in this thread, and those were deleted. We haven’t really ever needed to be more explicit about the terms of use here than we already are, because we give a lot of leeway to the members and lines are rarely crossed. We don’t need anything more formal than that, because with rare exceptions, people who participate here don’t require that degree of hand-holding and generally act like adults. We have plenty of attorneys “in house” should we feel the need to draft something. Im not sure what is so important to you that you feel the need to derail this thread further, but feel free to go elsewhere if you don’t like the way we do things here.
  11. Look up a few posts, to the pinned HFC guidelines. You already posted the OC restrictions. Pretty much, the main rule here is "Don't be a dick". That hasn't required committing to a written policy, but maybe it should be if that isn't obvious to anybody.
  12. Was YOUR post deleted? No. Do we allow politics or religion ANYWHERE on the HFC? No. Not even in the OC. Not sure what you're getting at, but you're going about it all wrong, in any event. It's our forum, and we've done quite well for 22 years running things. If you have a problem with something, you can use the PM or report function just like everybody else does.
  13. Just because this has been a civil thread about an interesting topic does not give anybody license to violate any of the very few and very simple rules we have here at the HFC. Political and political-leaning/controversial posts are getting (and now have been) whacked. If you don't like the three or four rules we have here, go to the Gear Page.
  14. Atta boy! I knew you'd come through.
  15. The only similar rule we have here is that anybody who posts that "...No, First a Gibson, Then a Fender..." meme gets instabanned. WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!!
  16. cmatthes

    hamer daytona

    ^^ Try, try, and try again! ^^
  17. cmatthes

    hamer daytona

    Touche. Just nothing Hamer ever made nor applied to a guitar!
  18. cmatthes

    hamer daytona

    Yeah...that decal is fake as hell!
  19. Exactly. There's a reason you don't shoot guitar photos at noon in direct sunlight...
  20. It's like this one, but not ugly and backwards!
  21. Take that crap to the Outer Circle, gents!
  22. cmatthes

    Do you bring your Hamers on tour?

    The good stuff always stays in the hotel room, never anywhere else.
  23. Sweet with just the right amount of bite and growl - This Black Korina beauty is loaded with Gravelin Pickups, Hipshot tuners, a Schaller Signum bridge and a ton of personality! The "Faux Binding" and TigerEye finish puts it over the top... Congrats, Anders!
  24. Peter has actually seen and played the infamous "Cornholio". I'll say no more...
  25. That's a good description - I've also found a very organic "chimey" quality to the sound too. It's really tough to describe, but you almost feel it as much as hear it. The version with the Sustainblock (v. Trem) REALLY have that quality, but it's there in all of the ones I've played (maybe 5-6 of them?).