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pfarrell
2008-11-08, 14:46
Please

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CatBus
2008-11-08, 15:04
As the most recent offender, I apologize and promise to keep it to myself.

Goodsounds
2008-11-08, 17:23
Please

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Pat Farrell
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Discussions are like TV channels - there are far too many of 'em, and not everyone likes the same ones.

When you find one you don't like, it's easy to quickly move on to find another you will like.

ModelCitizen
2008-11-08, 17:40
One election thread and two complaining about it.
Why don't you just complain in the original election thread, then we'd only have one thread to avoid. Now there are three.

MC

pfarrell
2008-11-08, 17:44
One election thread and two complaining about it.
Why don't you just complain in the original election thread, then we'd only have one thread to avoid. Now there are three.

None of these belong here.
Go to dailykos or huffingtonpost to rant.

MrSinatra
2008-11-08, 23:55
slim should make an "off topic" forum. the "general discussion" forum can be misconstrued to mean anything, even though in practice it generally has meant "general discussion about slim."

a forum for topics NOT about slim stuff would be a good idea, imo.

egd
2008-11-09, 00:48
Discussions are like TV channels - there are far too many of 'em, and not everyone likes the same ones.

When you find one you don't like, it's easy to quickly move on to find another you will like.

Amazing advice coming from the same guy who goes on a crusade every time he sees a discussion thread recommending Linux.

morris_minor
2008-11-09, 02:48
One thread in fora of many thousands about an event of global significance doesn't seem too much bear - especially when conducted with pretty good restraint and reasoned arguments. Had it degenerated into the mother of all flame wars it would be different.

Ignore it if you don't like it!

But my 2 pennies worth about the election result is that the repercussions around the world could be enormous. US foreign policy might change to one of "think first", then barge in mob-handed. The perceived war-mongering stance of Bush is hopefully a thing of the past - which is why Obama's victory has been so well received outside the US. World faith in the US has been restored!

autopilot
2008-11-09, 18:15
enough "election" off topic discussions... so i will start another one???

Well unfortunately it has now descended into personal insults to try and force opinions across, so i expect it will now get locked and agree it probably should now. Shame, as i dont see a massive problem in general and think that 2 thread complaining of a single thread that no one has to read is a massive over reaction guys. I enjoy a chat with my fellow SB community members about other general stuff.

Is it just election/politics or anything not related to audio stuff people object to?

I would like to hear clarification from the forum admins as to whether they only allow General Discussions about Slim stuff or General discussion.

Mushroom_3
2008-11-10, 01:57
The sub-heading of the "General Discussion" Forum is The Kitchen Sink. I would think a thread about the recent US election comes under that category. As does a thread about anything else. Maybe some clarification is necessary.

But why do some people, every time they come across a thread they dislike then try and get it closed/removed? It only seems to be a few but the same names appear regularly. Why on earth cant they just stop reading it? I don't live in the US so I soon stopped reading the election thread (interesting though it was). The phrase "get a life" springs to mind, leave the moderators to do their job.

peter
2008-11-10, 02:22
Mushroom_3 wrote:
> The sub-heading of the "General Discussion" Forum is The Kitchen Sink. I
> would think a thread about the recent US election comes under that
> category. As does a thread about anything else. Maybe some
> clarification is necessary.
>
> But why do some people, every time they come across a thread they
> dislike then try and get it closed/removed? It only seems to be a few
> but the same names appear regularly. Why on earth cant they just stop
> reading it? I don't live in the US so I soon stopped reading the
> election thread (interesting though it was). The phrase "get a life"
> springs to mind, leave the moderators to do their job.
>

Simple answer: We've seen to many useful mailing lists/forums turn to
places for useless babbling.

I subscribed to this list because it was about slim devices. Not about
politics and sports.

Regards,
Peter

Mushroom_3
2008-11-10, 03:01
Mushroom_3 wrote:[color=blue]

I subscribed to this list because it was about slim devices. Not about
politics and sports.

Regards,
Peter

I quite agree. But neither your nor pfarrell run the forums, so please let the moderators or Slimdevices do their work. What is wrong with a "General Discussion" forum anyway? You don't have to read it - just read the other forums which are quite specific. Or is that too simple?

peter
2008-11-10, 03:09
Mushroom_3 wrote:
> peter;358393 Wrote:
>
>> Mushroom_3 wrote:[color=blue]
>>
>> I subscribed to this list because it was about slim devices. Not about
>>
>> politics and sports.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Peter
>>
>
> I quite agree. But neither your nor pfarrell run the forums, so please
> let the moderators or Slimdevices do their work. What is wrong with a
> "General Discussion" forum anyway? You don't have to read it - just
> read the other forums which are quite specific. Or is that too simple?
>

Yes. That means I would have to subscribe to all these forums by e-mail.
Have them delivered to seperate folders and make sure I specify the
right address when posting. That's a major hassle. A small talk forum
for off topic subjects is allright by me. I won't subscribe to it, though.

Regards,
Peter

pfarrell
2008-11-10, 10:32
Peter wrote:
>> But why do some people, every time they come across a thread they
>> dislike then try and get it closed/removed?

I don't know about all the rest, I don't "dislike" them, they are simply
off charter for a forum about SlimDevices's products. And those who use
the web viewer can simply not read them, those using the email list have
to receive them, wasting bandwidth.

It is arrogant and uninformed to think that all readers of the SD lists
use the web forum.

> Simple answer: We've seen to many useful mailing lists/forums turn to
> places for useless babbling.

Useless babbling, and then it degrades to personal insults and rants.

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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

Themis
2008-11-10, 10:49
Does an "off-topic" thread against another "off-topic" thread makes the former "in topic" ? I don't think so. :)

C'mon guys, you're throwing fuel on a dead fire.

peter
2008-11-10, 11:06
Themis wrote:
> Does an "off-topic" thread against another "off-topic" thread makes the
> former "in topic" ? I don't think so. :)
>


That's called a meta-discussion. Look it up...

Regards,
Peter

Nonreality
2008-11-11, 03:47
Peter wrote:
>> But why do some people, every time they come across a thread they
>> dislike then try and get it closed/removed?

I don't know about all the rest, I don't "dislike" them, they are simply
off charter for a forum about SlimDevices's products. And those who use
the web viewer can simply not read them, those using the email list have
to receive them, wasting bandwidth.

It is arrogant and uninformed to think that all readers of the SD lists
use the web forum.

> Simple answer: We've seen to many useful mailing lists/forums turn to
> places for useless babbling.

Useless babbling, and then it degrades to personal insults and rants.

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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/
Useless babbling to you, interesting to others. It's not arrogant and uninformed to think a thread should be stopped just because you don't like to read it?

Howard Passman
2008-11-11, 04:22
...and has someone has mentioned has caused personal insults to fly. No freakin wonder the world can't get along.

Moderators!!! Someone.... Pull these threads!!!!!!!!!!!!! It ain't even remotely related and it's gotten personal.

Howard

P.S. yeah, yea, yeah, I don't have to read it, I'm an idiot, I'm a lefty, I'm to far right, I'm blah, blah, blah