4 Bars Rest, do they care? I think not.

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Metoo, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. I am intrigued, for the passed few weeks we have had the Area Contests and not one interview has been posted on $ bars rest, Oh sorry that should be 4 bars rest.

    However, now that Wales has been completed I wonder how long it will be before the interview with Cory, Tredegar etc will appear?

    How long will it be before all areas were considered the same. After all they could not even be bothered visiting the Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, except for the results.

    How sad is that. Good old Malcolm Wood, ................................... who?
     
  2. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

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    Don't bother reading it then.
     
  3. katieeuph

    katieeuph Member

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    :clap:
     
  4. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

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    They are busy and have alot to get through, all this hassle for the movement and it cost the user nowt. I wonder why they bother...............
     
  5. Mattytheshark

    Mattytheshark Member

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    Absolutely!

    Stop bashing the lads at 4bars or alternitavely start your own free website which serves the banding community as faithfully as they do.see how you get on with it! :mad:
     
  6. Al

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    Normally it's people complaining about too much bias and interviews with Welsh bands!
     
  7. IanHeard

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    ......for the advertiser income and the opportunity to sell us CD`s and other banding stuff for a profit?
    Just a thought.
     
  8. NOLONGERCURIOUS

    NOLONGERCURIOUS Member

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    Here's a thought, why doesnt someone use some gumption and their own resources, before getting enough exposure to justify income streams, and set up a new brass band forum or news site , access free, other than in Wales?

    Easy to knock people who have done it, not so easy to take the risk yourself methinks.
     
  9. NervyBsMD

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    Well said.

    Whilst I don't always agree with what 4BR writes, I do appreciate the value of the site to the banding world and I know that they work very hard to bring us a good resource.

    And as for the comment from another poster about selling advertising, CDs etc. - they are a business and good luck to them. No-one is forced to buy from them. Making money is not a crime, as long as it is done legally.

    Keep it up, 4BR, and don't let these negative comments put you off. There are far more of us that value you than don't.
     
  10. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    The title to this thread asks "Do they care?" I would suggest that it's precisely because they do care that they do what they do. They can't be all things to all people and I, as with others who have commented, don't always agree with what they do or say, but I most certainly value the site. I hope that they're making enough money to at least make it worth their while because if they aren't then how long will it be around?
    "Live long and prosper" 4BarsRest (and of course tMP).
     
  11. gaz50

    gaz50 New Member

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    Come on 4barsrest we know your busy boys lets see the retrospective comments about the 4th section for the Midlands...please
     
  12. IanHeard

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    My comment was in response to the poster who asked "why do they bother?", I was just trying to explain why they might thats all.
    4br on the whole 'add value' to our hobby, although I do remember fondly in the early days them being a tad more 'ballsy' in their observations on the banding scene, when they went all establishment and threw in with SP&S that was sadly lost,imo.
     
  13. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    they are on now
     
  14. Columbo

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    Anyone else getting this? 4 BARS REST SITE

    500 - Internal server error.
    There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.
     
  15. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    Yes. For several days now.
     
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    With Iwan's father's funeral taking place yesterday, he has had more important things on his mind this week.
     
  17. John_D

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    I've also been getting that for a couple of days. Wanting to update our vacancies on there but can't
     
  18. BassBlaster

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    Thats very sad news, I think most people were unaware of this.
    Many people will just consider that 4bars rest a commercial site and not a community site as it always seems to be run very professionaly.
    My own view is that 4 bars rest is a site made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. You may not always agree with it, I don`t, but you have to admire it.
     
  19. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

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    They ran a subtle 'announcement' story about it earlier in the week, it didn't make a big deal about it being the Editor's son other than naming him as one of his children. (Sympathy to Iwan and family)

    I agree, hear-hear :tup
     
  20. critic

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    ITs not been a easy few weeks but they will move on
     
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