SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
The point is, it is an internet forum for professional picture framers and anyone (such as artists, photographers, etc.) who is interested in picture framing as it relates to their own business. Some of the attitudes expressed on here are less than professional and do nothing to add to the discussion. Things are said that probably shouldn't be said in the first place. Instead of piling on and adding fuel to the fire, as happens far too often here, the person making those comments should be given a reminder that this is a professional forum open to all interested in picture framing and not a the place for artist bashing, photographer bashing, etc.It's interesting to me that the question, "What is wrong with The Grumble?" would generate a comment about framers' attitudes toward artists, and it forces me to point out the obvious: The Grumble is an Internet forum. It doesn't have attitudes or moods or opinions. It is merely a convenient, and often entertaining, vehicle for sharing those things.
This is one of the few things I find wrong with the Grumble, that sometimes the standards are too loose on here. This is a good forum but we are alienating people by some of our attitudes; nice people with good ideas and years of experience to share who feel intimidated to post. It shouldn't be a free for all. I realise the job of moderator is a difficult one and they can't be everywhere at once. Perhaps the Grumble has grown to the point were there needs to be more people moderating to keep up with things on here.