I have to say I agree with the both of yas. Back in the day things weren't much better, but at least you wouldn't get flak about discussing topics that in turn would boost communication and inspiration for fellow music artists.
As a community, to get stronger it is a must to be supportive of each other when it comes to possitive discussions and advances. This site by far gets the most traffic into the audio section than any other site that caterst to audio hosting, including soundcloud and bandcamp. If it were possible to up the ante on the social spectrum of this section, it could be turned into a very powerful promotional tool.
After taking such a long break from this site, I came back simply because I wanted another place to give out my music for free, and help promote myself. And in the last week, this site has given me more traffic than all the rest combined in months. This may not mean much to some people here, but as a professional artist, you have no idea the potential this site, and forum, has for growth and success.
This is why I feel most of the successful artists on here eventually move on, because there's not enough people who take this forum seriously. ParagonX and BOUNC3 would definately agree with me on this, two of the best producers from back in the day, one of which is still #1 on the site, and they both left the site behind.
I'm all for making some changes, even though there was nothing in the rules stating anything about my post being not allowed, yet almost every reply to the topic clearly breaks these two;
-Chasing / harassing / flaming other users, regardless of who instigated it.
-Backseat modding: pointing out what needs to be deleted, banned, locked or destroyed.