- Nov 5, 2006
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- Raleigh, NC, USA
I used to participate in gaming forums, and use technical forums in my day job. Dickish behavior by arrogant, overgrown children is sadly common. It's mostly about being perceived as smarter than everyone else. Conversely, here on WMT we get frequent feedback that this forum is very beginner friendly.Everyone here is pretty open about what they do. Who would we be competing with?
@REDRUM, who conducted a survey of home winemakers in spring 2020, recently posted about a paper (Making Homemade Wine, Online) he wrote containing some of this survey results. His POV is anthropological, looking at online communications with regard to winemaking, and he notes that most of us feel like a community. It's a short paper (12 pages) and is focused on our interactions, not winemaking, but it's an interesting read.