well, it can be annoying but i know that the pros of this site and the contributions from people like your good selves far outway minor inrritations like this.  i think that there's probably two reasons for this.  

sometimes, i get the impression that people think that the forums are actually some kind of live chat room.  occasionally you come across messages that just say 'is anybody out there'.  i

secondly i think it's all part of the instant gratification nature of today's society and the internet.  there are people that want to be able to log on to a site like this and say 'hello plz teach me sum jazz coz i luv it and wanna play it soooo bad' and then receive a reply that says 'of course, here is the jazz scale.  wiggle your fingers around this and you will instantly sound like oscar peterson'.  we all know how far removed this is from the reality of learning this music.

overall, whilst it can be annoying, i'm not sure that there's much we can do about  it.  scot was talking of making a page for first-time visitors a while ago so maybe this will help.  mind you, people that post in the manner you describe probably can't even be bothered to read the lesson pages so it might not make too much of  a difference.

rest assured there are plenty of posters and even more lurkers out there that appreciate and benefit from the amount of time and energy that people like alberto and gary are prepared to put in to help them.

still, i hope you  feel better for getting that off your chest sid!
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