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    Quote Originally Posted by brianwalker View Post
    We've exhausted all the topics. There's nothing more to say.
    Yes, but new people bring back all the old subjects and the merry-go-round goes on.
    Apart from that it is boring and so are the children

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmsbls View Post
    I have had the feeling of fewer interesting threads as well, but there seemed to be more posts than before. I think you're exactly correct that we make our community or forum. If others post threads that do not interest me, I can easily skip them. It's harder to look through the unread new posts and not see something of interest.

    Thus, it is incumbent on those of us who seek more intellectual stimulation to start threads that will fascinate, rile up, challenge, and otherwise grab our attention.
    Yes,and get a warning.

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    There have been many fascinating threads, both music and non-music related, which lasted a very long time before being closed and some have continued without being closed. I don't think it's hard to participate without getting a warning or receiving points. If a thread is truly interesting than the posts should reflect that and focus on the subject matter rather than other posters. The rules are clear, and people can vigorously debate issues without getting in trouble. Or at least it should not be difficult. The easy part is that one can always read one's post after writing it and decide whether it will get you in trouble. If so, delete it.

    Religion, politics, and modern music have all been discussed in great depth in many posts without getting those posters in trouble. Obviously, some people have participated and drawn the wrath of the mods, but some discussions have lasted for weeks and covered a range of intriguing topics without causing a word from the moderators.

    Well, that's my view. I wish people would continue to throw themselves into debates but realize that their opponent is another idea and not another person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmsbls View Post
    The rules are clear
    I would contest that, as well as the professed equal enforcement, but I may be rapidly silenced.

    I'm all for sticking my head into new, blood-boiling arguments, just start one and I'm there!
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    But again, some of the initiators seem to be gone or banned (Science, starthrower etc.).
    And have you noticed the join date of most of the active members? Some are from 2009 or earlier, but most of the members are active since 2011.
    Just makes me wonder if TC experiences certain generations as well.

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    The initiators are gone for that reason though. Nobody else wants to step up only to have their threads shut down or possibly having to be banned. Perhaps then you should endorse the groups section and move discussions into them if you want said stimulation.

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    Let's face it - the groups are never going to be useful or popular because we're all too lazy to click the extra button to check them.
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    Its a combination of many things which have been mentioned.

    Like someone pointed out, the number of interesting topics is down but the number of posts isnt. A lot of posts are simply witty or silly remarks, and these are often rewarded by masses of people liking them. Most of the threads now created arent serious and are a little silly, some threads that begin with a serious question or topic, promptly go off-topic, sometimes with the consent or participation of the OP.

    I dont necessarily believe that this is all due to the behaviour of the newer members, but there is certainly a kind of generational gap forming.
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    The thing is when I joined all posters were very knowledgeable about music and the world in general but in the last couple of years or so we seem to have had an influx of young aggressive idiots that delight in being stupid and generally upsetting a lot of posters. so we spend less time here and go to other forums where the general ambient is friendly and visit here at odd times to see if things are improving ???? some do not return, the perpetrators will know who they are so I will not name them. (end of rant)
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    I think we can stray a little too often into territory that is more worthy of a dumb social networking site, but I wouldn't say the perpetrators are "young aggressive idiots that delight in being stupid" any more than I'd say... EDIT: removed in case I'm banished.
    Last edited by Polednice; Apr-28-2012 at 14:37.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    ... any more than I'd say that we have some extremely grumpy elderly folk who delight in superiority complexes while writing drivel that they think is enlightened - well, maybe I would say that.
    Oy - 'bout time you young whipper-snappers learned how to respect your elders & betters
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    No, sospie, get rid of that quote! I'm actually worried I'll be banned because I have 9 points and they punish anything these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    No, sospie, get rid of that quote! I'm actually worried I'll be banned because I have 9 points and they punish anything these days.
    Really? Dodie, Coag, Cnote, and iforgotmypassword, violadude, philip and I when we partake(the young idiots, aka, the broheme's) are breaking all kinds of rules and regulations on a daily basis. I can't believe that you are in danger of getting banned for other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    Really? Dodie, Coag, Cnote, and iforgotmypassword, violadude, philip and I when we partake(the young idiots, aka, the broheme's) are breaking all kinds of rules and regulations on a daily basis. I can't believe that you are in danger of getting banned for other things.
    I've received heavy warnings for more harmless remarks than the statement sospie quoted, so there is certainly precedent. Perhaps it's a vendetta (I'm joking of course, lovely, lovely mods - please don't hit me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    I've received heavy warnings for more harmless remarks than the statement sospie quoted, so there is certainly precedent. Perhaps it's a vendetta (I'm joking of course, lovely, lovely mods - please don't hit me).
    I'd better not get you started then, because the mods don't like being criticized, above all things, me thinks. We love to have you around John Polednice, and would greatly miss it if you were prematurely to "quit" this site.

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