Mack Kerr - gatekeeper. Thanks for the welcome WARNING to change my user name and such. Never before been mistreated by the many forums i've been on.
Well after being locked out then resetting password and right off the bat getting your "friendly" welcome wagon warning, i fiddled around and changed my USER NAME as instructed to my name. only to go to look at members and see I'm one of the few that has to use my full name while others on here don't... I bet when I log off the next time I try to log on I'll be locked out as my user name won't be recognized.... Life's too short and there's plenty of other pro audio forums from which to learn... after this message i will log off and if I have any trouble logging back on to join your club. than back to gearslutz.. I am here to learn and share not undergo some initiation..
Anyone actively posting here is certainly using their real name.
You get what you pay for and I am sure the gearslutz community will be enriched by your presence.
However, if you want to take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth, check your preconceived notions at the door.
There is no other community with the depth and experience that you will find here. Everything that happens here, be it regulatory, sarcastic or content is designed to help you up your game.
You will be challenged, humbled, possibly even humiliated but you will be a better engineer if you utilize the resources available to you here.
Thanks to the wonderful people in this forum I have grown as an engineer, been exposed to levels of production I never would have had access to, established vendor relationships and even picked up some gigs. Oh - and made some great friends.