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    Default Greeting from CT, USA

    Hello everyone - I'm a former student of classical piano, bassoon and clarinet and now living in the woods of northwest Connecticut, not far from the birthplace of Charles Ives! I was a music student in college many years ago but set it aside after graduating. As I approach retirement age, I've recently rekindled my interest in music and have started playing and listening again and finding a new and fresh perspective on what I'm hearing, and can't seem to get enough of it now.

    I'm hoping to join some of the interesting discussions I'm seeing on this site. Would love any suggestions on how to make good use of the forums. Currently don't seem to be able to post responses to threads - getting a message that my posts have to be approved by a moderator, which doesn't seem to happen. Anything I need to do to get started? Thanks everyone.

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    Would love any suggestions on how to make good use of the forums. Currently don't seem to be able to post responses to threads - getting a message that my posts have to be approved by a moderator, which doesn't seem to happen. Anything I need to do to get started? Thanks everyone.
    Hello Thomyum, welcome to Talk Classical, here are the rules from the forum, in short you have to make 10 post in the main forum and then rules loosing a bit, like uploading a avatar or profile pic.
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    Hi there and welcome to TC. There are all sorts of discussions on this site and you'll learn lots. Have you any favourite composers and musicians? Well, look forward to reading your posts

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    Welcome to TalkClassical, Thomyum2. I did see a couple of your posts in moderation (waiting for approval by moderators). I approved all of them. I'm not sure why those were moderated since there seemed no reason for that. Hopefully you won't have that issue in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomyum2 View Post
    Would love any suggestions on how to make good use of the forums
    Hi.

    Maybe click on the What's New tab (top left front page) to see what has recently been posted.

    If you want to keep track of a particular thread, at the top of a thread page there is a thread tools tab. Click on that and the drop down menu includes an option to Subscribe to thread. Then if it disappears into the mix you can find your subscribed to threads easily via: Quick links (front page again) > drop down menu > Subscribed Threads.

    Just generally monkey around with your settings.

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    Thanks everyone! It's good to be here - a little overwhelmed by the amount of conversation going on. I didn't catch that part about requiring the 10 posts, but I should get there soon. Favorite composers and musicians? That's a tough one - I love so many and it changes all the time. I guess I'm most partial to early and mid-20th century music. My piano teacher in college was Hungarian and knew Bartok, so he's one that always held a spot in my heart. But I love discovering new good music and opera. I was fortunate to see recent premieres of Saariaho's 'L'Amour du Loin' and Golijov's 'Ainadamar' and both of the made a big impression on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomyum2 View Post
    Hello everyone - I'm a former student of classical piano, bassoon and clarinet and now living in the woods of northwest Connecticut, not far from the birthplace of Charles Ives! I was a music student in college many years ago but set it aside after graduating. As I approach retirement age, I've recently rekindled my interest in music and have started playing and listening again and finding a new and fresh perspective on what I'm hearing, and can't seem to get enough of it now.

    I'm hoping to join some of the interesting discussions I'm seeing on this site. Would love any suggestions on how to make good use of the forums. Currently don't seem to be able to post responses to threads - getting a message that my posts have to be approved by a moderator, which doesn't seem to happen. Anything I need to do to get started? Thanks everyone.
    And, judging by your screen name, you must have some delicious Thai food while you listen.

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    Hi Thomyum2, welcome to Talk Classical!

    My wife's from near Danbury - I hope it won't be too long before the Ives birthplace is finally restored...
    See the results of my polls: most-liked composers and most-liked works.

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