I'm still fairly new to the board (as you can see by the number of posts). I have found that when I either start a topic or reply to a topic, generally the responses have been given with insight from experience. Sometimes the responses are not given as quickly as others, but regardless, I have never had a post left unresponded unless it was obvious the thread had come to an end.
As a lot of folks on the board, I came here seeking knowledge from those with experience (from those just starting to the most experienced). We all have something to give to this board and I've am grateful to all who have given me the appreciation for playing the mandolin. I have seen threads where there were "heated" discussion about which mandolin was better, but it was different opinions (the best example I can think of is which is better A-style or F-style). Usually it comes from beginners and people respond explaining that in their experience, they would do such and such for this reason. All once again are insightful, intelligent, and generally help.
Snobs on the board, there are probably a few (there is always a few in a bunch). Just a bunch of mandolin fanatics that have been able to get together to share our experiences pickin'.
Thank you Scott for creating the Mandolin Cafe board.
I can only play half as much as I want, because I only play half as much as I would like.