This website is enjoyed by so many banders of varying abilities and experience and we all seem to enjoy a good debate on varying subjects. It seemsto me however though that there are many here who have no problem judging and making comments on subjects or bands that may be at a level they have never experienced or understand. In the end 40 years banding in the 3rd/2nd section = No Championship band experience. Much time posting seems to be spent explaining to those who dont understand the thinking of championship or top bands or those have a warped idea of what its really like at the toplevel. Similarly some forget what its like in the lower sections. (However very few start playing in a championship outfit so most have done some lower section work.) I would love to see a permanent addition to our profiles, viewable without hovering, just to let those know reading your thread the level of your banding experience. Would it be possible to have the section of banding written under our username e.g JonP Championship JonQ 4th section It could be part of the registration, People could of course lie, but we would know instantly when they start posting. It may also make people think twice before commenting on something they have no idea about as we would all be able to see that. In the end if you have played 20 years at Black Dyke your comments have more weight (when discussing higher level banding) than if you have played at Newport Borough for 40 years. Its harsh but its fair.