Originally Posted by ruben
what an attitude they cop.
I enjoy fasion, but many of those who cultivate it seem so damn elitist and snobby.
Having a style (as opposed to following fasion) seems so much more democratic.
I think that the reason they did this wasn't due to snobbery. Rather, I'm guessing it was because in the past year or two there came a huge influx of members who were mostly about 15 years old and quickly racked up 1500 posts in about a month that had nothing to do with anything. Originally, TFS was a place with lots of industry insiders and people who worked directly with or were close to the fashion industry.
But, that started to change. For example, let's say the discussion was about Marc Jacobs and the controversy over his admission of having nothing to do with his menswear. Suddenly, there would be fifteen posts that said, "hi i luv Mark Jakobs he's so cool do you like him too by the way where can i buy gucci bags there so kool too."
This got old REALLY fast and turned off lots of the older members, many of whom stopped posting (in fact, one of them started a new forum entirely to try and get back to the "old days" of TFS).