Donald Reinhardt Forum Moderator
Joined: 28 Dec 2001
|Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:36 pm Post subject: Our stated purpose on the Reinhardt Forum
|Just a reminder of our stated purpose here on the dedicated Reinhardt Forum, as it says on the portal we click to get in here:
Find out about the teachings of 'Doc' Reinhardt
This is not an open forum where you can just post anything you please.
If it's not a question about what Reinhardt taught, or if it's not a direct statement of something that Reinhardt wrote or taught you, or maybe a short report how something Reinhardt taught made a big difference in your playing, then it serves no useful purpose here if we're sticking to the mission of our stated purpose.
Reinhardt's writings and opinions did, in fact, change, but we are left with a large body of work exactly the way Reinhardt left it, not as we interpret it all these years later.
I have had many requests through the years to keep on doing the job of "keeping this forum pure Reinhardt," and some people have gone away with their feelings hurt. Some of the most notable posters on this forum have called (or PM'ed) and thanked me for doing the dirty work of cleaning out the "riff raff" or those who are not interested in the stated purpose of this forum.
The disgruntled few who are no longer with us are usually not missed, and those who continue to look to this forum for real answers that Reinhardt discovered all those years ago ought to be greeted with answers à la Reinhardt, not the way we think his teaching might have evolved all these years later.
Thank you for understanding and helping to keep this forum "Pure" Reinhardt.