Still there seem to be a fair number of people in the pro area who say they aren't tailors (allowed), or don't know what some basic item is (strange).
I used to be a tailor, not anymore. When i trained, my first three months were spent on a bench, hand sewing for eight hours a day. How many who wish to learn would be prepared to do that, not many ( i guarantee after 1 week most would give up) yet they come on here and expect to learn how to make a coat.
Think about it.
If you are not prepared to learn the basics properly in any trade, you will never master it.
Try spending a year on your knees learning to sharpen tools.
It is an assumption that people want to master tailoring, or be promoted or anything. There was this guy from Sweden who cycled to Everest, and climbed it without oxygen, he was probably self-taught. Then he cycled back. The mountain is these days clogged up with people who pay a huge amounts of money to be figuratively carried up the mountain. I guess they enjoy the challenge which is there regardless of how you murder it.
I don't have any problem with people who want to jump into coat making, let them make a complete rubbish of it if they will. They will learn something. But from the perspective of this place, it is what they want it to be, can't see a thing wrong with that. The internet is, however, inimical to gate keepers. One can recreate the ethos of a 19th century apprenticeship, but the information can't be held back at the same time.
I did read my first post in the pro forum the other day, (discounting a few posts I had landed in from outside as searches). It was on German buttonholes. So maybe we are better off stuck here.