thirdtesla wrote:I used to live LR. Had free mp3s of live shows, was ran/modded well, and less chance to get flamed. I think LR was also one of the first full blown WS forum. Think Jack even posted there a LONG LONG time ago. This has more... Depth? Guess that's the word. This is a more informative site. It's self modded(their are mods, but users police themselves. LOTS of .com rent a cops/ citizens on patrol. LR is more gossipy and... Loose I guess would be the word. Also, this forum
Covers more bases. Best way to differentiate would be to say if you are a platinum vault member, this site is for you. If you are a premium member, LR I'd yet spead. I dug LR because I was able to put up WS guitar tabs and they were appreciated. Then a guy that will remain nameless copied my tabs a put them on his site. He had some songs, but he took rare songs like Dyin Crapshooter blues & Fragile Girl and hard songs like Ball & Biscuit(full tab with solos), catch hell blues and red rain(not hard, buy those were long. Know he stole them and took credit cuz in ball and biscuit I used a unique character to demote when and where to use whammy pedal. Sorry for rant.
Just to be clear, Jack didn't really officially post on the LR exactly. There was the one time in 2004 where people asked him questions and he logged into his username created by Brian and answered the questions, but that username never posted again afterward. There have also been subsequent users who have been presumed to be Jack, but nothing was ever officially confirmed.
As a long-time Little Roomer, I'd like to point out that the LR is really not gossipy. But I guess that's relative. Does anyone around here remember the CCC board? Now that was some gossipy shit. Also, mod's in the LR don't allow topics about relationships or personal issues. But there are some photo threads and such now, which has made it lean a little more on the personal side than it was back a few years ago.
I really hate seeing people draw a line in the sand and say people are one board or another. I love to come here to get info on releases and see others collections and views on everything, but I spend most of my WS messageboard time on the LR. And if I were asked to make a choice between the two, as some people seem to suggest here, I would choose the LR. At least there I have met wonderful people who I've been friends with for years. And I never had someone on the LR go out and spill information about a record for sale that I specifically asked them not to talk about (they even told the specific person I told them to avoid). My experience here is that people are friendly to each other to the point that they would stab them in the back to make headway on collecting something they want. For that reason, I feel no connection to members here as I do with people on the LR. However, I understand that a connection to the people isn't always what people want. To each his own. But I wish people would quit trying to make it sound like the people here are somehow better than the people on the LR.