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So I guess this board is dead?

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BlowsMeAwy Greg
Aug 29, 2011 6:31 AM GMT

No posts in 20 days.

Bummer. I liked it here.

My hat's off to Brady for trying to make a go of it.

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Aug 31, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
Kingobad Replied:

Wow... Ghost town... checked back to see if anything was happening... are those leaves I hear rustling?

Sep 03, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
walterharp Replied:

Pretty slow allright...where are all the harp players other than mbh?

Sep 06, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

It's very strange and very pity... It was a great board, better than MBH and Harp-l

Sep 07, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
Duane C. Replied:

What does MBH stand for?

Sep 07, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Sep 07, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
Duane C. Replied:

Thank you Bob!!

Sep 08, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
Brontotower Replied:

I agree Boris, this is the best Harmonica site. I find it very easy to follow and for me the site has been a wealth of knowledge.I'm a newbie to Harmonica and ascociated gear. I posted my first message regarding questions about anAmp I hadbought. I received some great information and advice that I wouldn't have learned elsewhere. Those that responded obviously remember what it was like when they first started playing. Thanks for sharing your expertise. I still have lots to learn from you guys.

Sep 09, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Harp-L and MBH have a tendency to get quite combative and at times really nasty, tho since the late Chris Michalek got booted out of MBh, the tone there is much calmer and more civil, and until about 4-5 years ago, Harp-L was much worse. The thing that I like about this forum as well as the Bushman harp forum is the civility that both of those two too often has lacked.

Brady's vision for this site, as he has stated, was never really about a forum but more of site like a My Space or even Facebook for meeting and connecting with other harp players regardless of genre, styles, etc., and the forum is basically secondary to all that.

Sep 09, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
Brady Mills Replied:

Hey Greg,

Thanks so much for the Kudos... I've seen this message circulating around on my RSS feed, but wanted to see if it would generate any response or return traffic.

Just keep coming back. Is there anything you guys think I could do to get people coming back? Anything you don't like? I know you can't edit posts here and that has come up in conversation, but you also can't edit your Harp-L posts, right? So, I don't think that's keeping people from coming here.

My newsletters have been sparse. I'll admit that, and perhaps reviving the newsletters would be something that would bring more traffic. Maybe there is a way to generate some ideas for news that could go into the newsletter? Being a piano player and not a harmonica player, I'm at a loss for a lot of newsworthy items in the harmonica community. Not having Jason around anymore certainly doesn't help either.

I love all you guys and hope we can make this work. We have a ton of information in these boards and almost 2,000 members. I really think this could be a helpful place for a lot of people, and I appreciate all the comments saying this is the best board. Maybe it is, but there is something keeping people away.


Brady Mills
Owner Brady Mills Graphics
and Creator of HarmonicaSpace

Sep 09, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
Brady Mills Replied:

Bob, you are absolutely right about my vision for this site. Originally, I found the same issues in other forums that Jason was a part of. Given that I had the technical skills to build this place and the idea that adding a face/personality/profile to a name would encourage a more civil atmosphere, I thought I should approach this as a social network rather than just a board where people could hide behind a name. I think for the most part, that idea has worked... but maybe it's the people who hide who keep forums alive?

The goal was actually much bigger with this site, but there have been several roadblocks: My departure from Jason and a lack of funding. I really envisioned this being a repository of videos, gigs and eventually a place for online lessons and tutorials. Giving teachers the ability to advertise and coordinate lessons and payment for online teaching through Skype.

I have been trying for months and months to revise the layout of this site so it's more user-friendly, but this site has become so large that it's a daunting task. It will happen, eventually, but I'm not sure that I'll be fast enough to keep the site alive.

I do believe that getting some good, fresh, content rich newsletters out will be very helpful. If any of you guys have ideas or want to help contribute to the newsletter, let me know. I'd be more than happy to set up a google doc for newsletter contributions. While the newsletter ends up costing me quite a bit of money to send, I'd be okay with that as long as the content is better than what I can create.

Thank you all!

Brady Mills
Owner Brady Mills Graphics
and Creator of HarmonicaSpace

Sep 15, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
walterharp Replied:

things seem to ebb and flow, so brady don't give up.. though i would not dump a ton of time on it either. i too like this site. it is more civil and personal than some others

Sep 29, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

I admit it, I wasn't around here, for a long time, but I'm planning to try to check in here every day. I'm also a guitar player, and I've noticed that the Old School Guitar forum ( has a pretty small group of active users, and a somewhat larger group who pops in here and there, and yet, it feels small but quite alive. If just the people in this thread discuss what is happening for each of us harp-wise, this forum can make it (in my opinion).

Oct 05, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
arnenym Replied:

It seems to be a kind of silence on every board. Not only here.Maybe the internet / harmonica honeymoon is over and there is nothing more to say?

U know... " I got headache,,, i write that post tomorrow" ;)

Oct 06, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

It is funny ... I've been trying to get over here every day, but some days I truly have nothing to say!

Oct 14, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
Jawbone K Replied:

i had a computer crash here and lost all my links. just finally getting everything back together.

this is a good joint and i plan to visit frequently.

Oct 15, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Welcome back Jawbone!

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