Joined: May 2005
High Mesa Floyd Wrote:Hey everyone! I joined back in June and I assure you I am still very much interested in this forum! The only reason I've not been active for a while is because of my intense schoolwork load, and I'm afraid that must take priority. I fully intend to become more active around here shortly! I agree that there needs to be a revival of meaningful discussion around here. I believe this can easily be done so long as the members of this community come to this board with the INTENT to participate in such discussion.
High Mesa Floyd, I understand where you're coming from. School work does have to take a priority over a message board. I haven't posted as much as I had back in the summer, nor have I visited as much. When I do come on it seems like someone else has gotten banned or some other crisis has engulfed everyone. It seems like I've missed so much.
In my opinion, this board is still a very fun and entertaining place, as it should be! Lively debate should be welcomed, so long as 1.) we maintain civility and 2.) we KNOW what it is we are arguing about. Plus, I think there are two types of 'cross-fire' that can either be beneficial to the forum or not: meaningfull and trivial. For instance, when two members argue over whether or not a band is good, thats obviously trivial. But if those members argue over, say, the MESSAGE or LEGACYof a band, then that could be both interesting and enlightening to all who particiate and read.
Of course, what it all boils down to is this: we are all here because we enjoy Pink Floyd so much that we feel compelled to share our feelings with others. It is a wonderful use of technology to be able to tell someone 1000+ miles that you are glad that you are not alone, not alone in feeling so moved by this incedible band.
I thank everyone again for being here, and making it such a pleasure for me to be here!
I miss the days when I first joined, back a little bit before the announcment of Live 8, when there wasn't so much tension. That's what I hate the most about coming here now. It seems everyone is at eachothers troat. It has gotten a little better, but still I can sense the tension. Personally I do not have the time nor do I have the energy to spend posting crap about other people. That to me is just dumb. We should all be able to share opinions without worrying about being blasted out or ridiculed.
One thing that bugs me, and you kinda mentioned it too High Mesa Floyd, is when people put other albums down, and lable them as crap (and the fans of those ablums as druken peeps in pubs). It's just not nice, nor does it bring and benifit. When I dislike something like an album, I try to just not say anything, certainly I don't insult the fans of that album. I would like the same respect. When posting on topic such as favorite album I post what makes it strong, not how other albums suck. I'll step off my little soapbox now about that, but I hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.
Hopefully this forum will go back to what it once was, a place for lively discussion and a sense of community, and not dwell on this "us and them" feeling that seems to be amist.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
Lois don't be alarmed-but I think I'm Jesus
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