We have been operating the Maestronet forums for over 15 years. The forums were designed to allow free and open discussion for all things related to bowed stringed instruments. While some oversight and moderation is required to ensure the site's integrity, we try to keep these actions to a minimum.
Although the viewpoints presented by the members does not necessarily reflect those held by Maestronet, within the framework, we have always encouraged a cordial environment free of personal attacks and respect for different points of view.
When discussions deteriorate, we have occasionally found it necessary to take steps to preserve the environment. Unfortunately, over the last several weeks, a few of the discussions have deteriorated to the point that we felt such steps were required.
We encourage our members to respect the limited rules which have aided in producing a wealth of information and education for thousands of people worldwide. This is something we feel is worth protecting, and we will continue to do so.
The Admin Team