Originally Posted by Bernhard
Ok to make it clear:
If you google Steve Hass Drummerworld Website comes up - NOT the forum.
When the attack came in there were 18'500 guests on the forum constantly same time for some days - and all visiting this Steve Hass Thread. My Server Experts had no other possibility to delete that thread or closing the forum for some time.
So we decided to go the easier way.
The 5 or six visitors from Modern Drummer are welcome and really no problem!!
yes but when people google a drummer's name and go to their page on this site, they THEN go to the forum for discussion. You don't have to be directed to forum immediately to get here. It's easy to find once you're directed to the site. Not only that, but when you google simply STEVE HASS, this forum DOES come up as Steve's name is all over this thread. It comes up several times in fact as I just did it.
So really, the logic Bernard posted here doesn't make sense. What makes sense is that out of all the hundreds of thousands of readers of a global drum magazine, 18,000 came here. If you think about all the drummer's in the world that read MD or sought out Steve Hass or any other name drummer online, 18,000 is not a big number after a magazine promotion.
If you look at Hass' thread in the House Of Drumming website it has the 2nd highest views, the first being Vinnie Colaiuta.