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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2840 on: June 03, 2020, 05:21:24 PM »
There's been another one.

As has been noted elsewhere, SimonNZ's departure has been unexpectedly erased from history. Which is nice for those who lamented Simon's departure, though possibly not in accordance with his own wishes...
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« Reply #2841 on: June 03, 2020, 10:18:12 PM »
There's been another one.

As has been noted elsewhere, SimonNZ's departure has been unexpectedly erased from history. Which is nice for those who lamented Simon's departure, though possibly not in accordance with his own wishes...

Don't worry, he's returned.
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« Reply #2842 on: June 03, 2020, 11:03:26 PM »
Well that's good. The gods of PHP code clearly were unhappy about the situation.
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« Reply #2843 on: June 03, 2020, 11:38:49 PM »
As has been noted elsewhere, SimonNZ's departure has been unexpectedly erased from history. Which is nice for those who lamented Simon's departure, though possibly not in accordance with his own wishes...

Why not welcome him back?  :)
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« Reply #2844 on: June 11, 2020, 12:06:51 AM »
Hopefully Fergus/Aligreto must be busy in his garden or DIY'ing again, not been on this month...  :(
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2845 on: June 11, 2020, 06:07:48 AM »
Baron Scarpia / Ratliff deleted (again) his account and it looks like the reason is disagreement with (one of the) mods over the newly created political thread. If this is true then it's more proof, if any was still needed, that for some people politics (and having their own way with it) is the main motivation of being here, not music.
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« Reply #2846 on: June 11, 2020, 06:14:01 AM »
Baron Scarpia / Ratliff deleted (again) his account and it looks like the reason is disagreement with (one of the) mods over the newly created political thread. If this is true then it's more proof, if any was still needed, that for some people politics (and having their own way with it) is the main motivation of being here, not music.

I tend to agree with this.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2847 on: June 11, 2020, 06:14:49 AM »
Baron Scarpia / Ratliff deleted (again) his account and it looks like the reason is disagreement with (one of the) mods over the newly created political thread. If this is true then it's more proof, if any was still needed, that for some people politics (and having their own way with it) is the main motivation of being here, not music.

Oh well...gone again, eh? :( I liked Scarpia and if he did leave because of the political thread(s), then, yes, it is proof that he wasn’t here to discuss music and further illustrates my own point about how nothing can be gained on a MUSIC FORUM from political discussion of any kind. I agree with what San Antonio wrote on the new US politics, which the post is apparently deleted but he basically said that political threads have done more harm than good in the effect that it has turned more people against each other rather than bringing them together.

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« Reply #2848 on: June 11, 2020, 06:17:37 AM »
Oh well...gone again, eh? :( I liked Scarpia and if he did leave because of the political thread(s), then, yes, it is proof that he wasn’t here to discuss music and further illustrates my own point about how nothing can be gained on a MUSIC FORUM from political discussion of any kind. I agree with what San Antonio wrote on the new US politics, which the post is apparently deleted but he basically said that political threads have done more harm than good in the effect that it has turned more people against each other than bring people together.

Can you guess what topic, after politics, is the second most divisive and likely to turn people against each other here on GMG? :D
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« Reply #2849 on: June 11, 2020, 06:26:02 AM »
Can you guess what topic, after politics, is the second most divisive and likely to turn people against each other here on GMG? :D

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey historical memoirs? ;) :P
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« Reply #2850 on: June 11, 2020, 06:27:21 AM »
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey historical memoirs? ;) :P

That's the third. I was asking for the second.  :P
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2851 on: June 11, 2020, 06:28:26 AM »
Baron Scarpia / Ratliff deleted (again) his account...

Almost the last thing he did was to give me some extremely helpful advice on setting up a hi-fi system.  Thanks for that, Scarpia, if you're back having a quick lurk.
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« Reply #2852 on: June 11, 2020, 06:30:59 AM »
Almost the last thing he did was to give me some extremely helpful advice on setting up a hi-fi system. 

He is indeed very knowledgeable about this sort of stuff. Also a fine music connoisseur. If he could only have stuck with that and avoided politics altogether...
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2853 on: June 11, 2020, 06:31:45 AM »
That's the third. I was asking for the second.  :P

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« Reply #2854 on: June 11, 2020, 06:36:18 AM »
I tend to agree with this.

So do I, but still Scarpia made some interesting posts about music.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2855 on: June 11, 2020, 06:37:57 AM »
So do I, but still Scarpia made some interesting posts about music.

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« Reply #2856 on: June 11, 2020, 06:40:54 AM »
That's the third. I was asking for the second:P

Must be HIP/non-HIP discussions. ;)
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« Reply #2857 on: June 11, 2020, 06:43:10 AM »
Must be HIP/non-HIP discussions. ;)

Actually, HIP/non-HIP discussions is a subset of that larger topic.  ;)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2858 on: June 11, 2020, 06:56:53 AM »
I have seen nothing as combustable as a war that broke out about Haydn Quartets, that must have been about 15 years ago. I was fairly stunned at what I was reading and thought that Haydn would have been too.

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« Reply #2859 on: June 11, 2020, 06:58:29 AM »
Actually, HIP/non-HIP discussions is a subset of that larger topic.  ;)

This topic can be thought on in several ways, what about "true to the score vs. subjectivity"?
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