It seems like through the years I get way less responses in my ads when I remember to include a "no drugs or heavy drinking" policy in the ads I've run. Not only that I regularly receive hate e-mail asking me what my problem is with drugs or people stating how good they are on their instrument but wouldn't be in a band with such prudes etc etc. I do know around here unfortunately most bands use band time as an excuse to "party like a rock star". it seems like the current line up in my band is doing well with that policy but recently I had to fire a bass player that was coming to practice and rehearsals baked out of his mind. I know one thing it has never worked out letting a drunk or druggy into any band I've ever been in. I cannot empathize with the lifestyle so my tolerance level for it is next to nil. I'm just curious about folks in other areas of the USA and globally.. If you have put up similar ads stating no drugs if you get the same types of responses? I thought maybe my wording came off as condescending or rude but I read through a couple old ads and I don't see it that way. For example here's the last ad I ran looking for a bass player.. "We need someone who is a good learner and does his/her homework. Our set list varies from Rock to Hard Rock. Someone who is punctual, shows up ready and doesn't get high or drunk at rehearsals or gigs. We rehearse once a week except for gig weeks. We play about 1-3 times a month depending on everyone's availability. We are established, experienced and serious about being a great band and entertaining a crowd. backing vocals is a plus but not a deal breaker. Age range 30-50. Let's talk before we start sending lists. Send a phone number and some info about yourself and we will do the same. E-mails not containing the aforementioned will be ignored. This is a great situation for someone who wants to be in a good band that has fun without being wasted". I personally don't see anything condescending or rude do you?