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#20393 by edo69
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:24 am
i am a paying customer of this site and i have sent many emails to people but had little responce, now this could be down to rudeness or because only a few actualy pay the subcription fee. i was wondering how other people were getting on.

#20881 by Matt_Darcy
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:15 pm
The people you are sending the messages to have to be paid members to get them and respond......we, if thats the case, I'm canceling my membership when it runs out as pretty much most of the users on the UK site are free users.

I thought you had to be a paid up member to send messages, not to respond.

#20888 by RhythmMan
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:10 pm
I am an unpaid member.
I have received numerous messages, and I have been able to respond every time.
This policy is definitely still in effect.
I received / replied to many messages last month, 2 weeks ago, last week, and today.
Try asking for a response, 'one way or the other,' in your initial contact.
.
I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would join this site, and then not answer emails . . .
.
.
But let me tell you about a phenomenon I've come across . . .
I've exchnaged emails with several people. We talk music; we talk instruments, we talk styles, we talk about crowd reactions, we talk about writing . . . I get sick of talking . . .
We get along great. So, ok, they've passed first inspection:
1) The guy is NOT a jerk,
2) He lives close enough
3) Our music is compatible
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I ask them to come over to play.
Wow, then the EXCUSES start flowing like water . . .
Once you've asked them to play, you'll never hear from them again . . .
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I've come across many, many, many FANS this way.
They pose as musicians, so they can be 'buddy-buddy' with me.
These people will be all for everything you talk about . . . until you ask them to put it on the line . . .
.
Anyway - good luck . . .

#20889 by Guitaranatomy
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:30 pm
I was once contacted by someone, I replied to them and it went through fine, I am on the free account.

RhythmMan, I know what you mean about the excuses because I am the person that makes them, lol. The sad part with me is my excuses are true, I do not make them up to get out of situations (Unless something were to really badly bother me, like the person seems like an axe murderer). It is a curse of my family, we are prone to messing things up, thus a medley of excuses... I need to write a song about it... I will call it "10000 Excuses." Lol.

This musician thing is so darn hard, I have been searching for a bass player and I cannot find one that appears right for the job. My friend also was looking to my knowledge, we cannot find anything yet, we will though. Right now though there is no rush because we are just jamming and learning from one another, but when the rush time comes it will be annoying.

Good luck to anyone out there looking to get a band together, or to just jam with someone.

Peace out, GuitarAnatomy.

#20893 by gbheil
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:24 pm
As Ive stated on other threads. this site helped me build my band, I sent out lots of E's only a few responses, and fewer still compatable with what and where both in the physical realm and at skill/musical level. Ifn it worked in podunk Texas, It should work in BFE.
#20976 by edo69
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:20 pm
well then it must be rude people. one guy did respond and asked for a cd so i sent him one and then nothing, i tried phoning him......NOTHING!!!
cant you just say NO? iv sent mails to about ovwr 10 people now and on;y one person had the manners to fully respond, though he did say no, but at least he said something. my hat off to you patrick333

#22656 by rod25
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:33 pm
hi all

I fully agree ... i get email from various sites ... but after i reply I get no answer.

Of course I may not be what people are looking for, but a simple "thanks, but no-thanks" email would be polite.

One guy asked for my phone mo twice (said he'd lost it) but never rang me - no email, nothing.

Mostly I think it's just rudeness. An email costs nothing.

#24094 by sonya
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:44 pm
have emailed the same contact a few times over the last 6 months catching up etc...but dont have alot of responses to email - a quick no thanks would be enough - in this game taking offence is silly - so come on people just reply out of respect :D

#24484 by rod25
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:07 pm
good point ... a reply just out of politeness would be reasonable I think...

of course not everyone is looking to do the same thing - but a thatnks, but no thanks costs nothing and avoids reudeness.

R

#24515 by gbheil
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:24 pm
Dont shake hands with someone who spends that much time playin with themselves.

#26566 by philbymon
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:21 pm
I've been very fortunate. I've only been here a short time, like 2 weeks, & already I've contacted someone who's too busy to play.
#26880 by edo69
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:11 am
i have now sent a total of 49 emails to people in. 4 have had the deciency to reply.and 1 has now said yes. i shal not be paying any more money to this site when my term runs out

#30116 by philbymon
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:41 pm
You wanna know what kind of email I get?
This kind;

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It is by the grace of God that I am able to write this letter to you
having known the truth; I had no choice than to do what is lawful and
just in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for
witness of God & His Mercies and glory upon my life.

I am Mrs. Rita Gilbert,the wife of Mr.Sam Gilbert,both of us, are
citizensof the united state of America. My husband worked with the
Russia oilexploration company for 22years before he died in the year 2003.
We were married for ten years without a child.

My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Before his death we both gotborn-again as dedicated Christians.
Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my
matrimonial home When my late husband was alive he deposited the
sum of 7.5 Million Pounds (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds)
with a Bank in Europe.

Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just
wrote me as the beneficiary that our account has been DORMANT and if I,
as the beneficiary of the funds, do not re-activate the account; the funds
will be CONFISCATED or I rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to
receive it on my behalf (note that you need to activate this account) as I
can not come over.

Presently, I'm in a hospital in Russia where I have been undergoing treatment
for esophageal cancer.I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have
told me that I have only a few weeks to live.It is my last wish to see this money
distributed to charitable organizations and NGO anywhere in the World in helping
the poor and the less priviledge onces.

Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since
my illness,I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any
of them.Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank to avoid it being confiscated by the bank.

Please my beloved for further communication on how we are going to conclude this,reach me on my personal email:

Remain Blessed

Sincerely,

Mrs.Rita Gilbert."
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#30132 by gbheil
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:07 pm
Oh yes Philby, I get those my dead husbands banker in africa will send you ten billion dollars if you send him one thousand to free the account things all the time. I usually tell them the Marines will be there to collect my share soon :D

#30156 by Lee F Cullen
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:30 pm
yeah this site is a jip i reckon.ive sent people emails with no reply. everybody proberbly does the same thing,looks for musicians sites, sees that there all paying ones and find this one masquerading as free then when your details are complete,oh by the way you cant actually contact anybody your not a premium member!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!what is the point!

but still you get nothing for free in this life and thats so true.

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