1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
I remember one trade member at the old Wigwam who I think is at AA who had three memberships, one in his company name Puresound, one in his real name, and one in a made up name. I questioned about it in an email once to be told he is a mate (founder attack dog) so he could do what he liked. That was the attitude that caused the problems - too many mates who were the in crowd who could do and say what they liked.
I wrote this nearly 3 years ago
James was the leader of the pack and the hounds were so many I forget now, but I remember the Earl of Sodbury being at the forefront. He has changed his forum name and is now trade (like lots of them), men in black was another, another was Bigdur. All this was before James threatened to close the forum, it seems it still goes on but largely in private with a room only for the in crowd to take the piss out of other members, it used to be public and was called the Pub Car Park. As a non member I cannot access the members list, but if I could I would list them for you.
There is but one motivation now and that is to make it a cash cow which is why a ltd company was created. So you are right it has changed.
EDIT - there was a prominent sub group within the in crowd which was called the Kondo Mafia.
Was I right or was I right
http://www.audioabattoir.com/t/horaces- ... rs/1013/15
I wonder whether he has the IQ to decipher the following...In Shithead The Look Mirror.