It would be nice if anonymous complainers and those who are honest about whom they are, i.e. Dale Rose, would join everyone in HearMe. They might get an idea of how much the community does mean to music and music to the community. On any given night, one can usually find a fair sampling of Mudcatters from around the globe, sharing their love and knowledge of music, without the type of rancour and nasty, holier-than-thou backstabbing we see in the threads.
I am reminded of a gentleman who came in one night and heard several of us. He pointed out that he was just amazed at how hearing us, our actual voices, really changed his perception of some us and that it was a quite pleasant surprise.
It is a new level which seems to encourage the positiveness in a better way than the threads. So, if you really care about the music AND are sincere about sharing it and making the Mudcat what you want it to be, please consider joining in and sing a song or two.