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Title: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 21, 2007, 12:39:06 PM
I feel that the opinion is mixed!
I have a straight question, and please honour me with a straight answer.
Do you wish me to post the images or not?
If not, I will stop doing that from now on.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Steve on May 21, 2007, 12:41:45 PM
I feel that the opinion is mixed!
I have a straight question, and please honour me with a straight answer.
Do you wish me to post the images or not?
If not, I will stop doing that from now on.

The scrolling is certainly worth it, Harry. I vote to keep the images in the posts.  :)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Mozart on May 21, 2007, 12:47:39 PM
Sure why not? I do not understand the problem.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 21, 2007, 12:51:58 PM
Why? Who's bitching about it?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 21, 2007, 12:54:26 PM
Topic: Should I post my purchases


Answer: YES!


Why not ???
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 21, 2007, 12:59:24 PM
Well there are some resentful PM's coming in, let me put it this way.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: BachQ on May 21, 2007, 01:01:15 PM
Should I post on this thread? . . . . . . . . or not? . . . . . . .
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 21, 2007, 01:06:29 PM
Should I post on this thread? . . . . . . . . or not? . . . . . . .

NO!!!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 21, 2007, 01:07:00 PM
Should I post on this thread? . . . . . . . . or not? . . . . . . .

I asked for a straight answer D minor!
This does not help you know!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 21, 2007, 01:07:21 PM
Of course you should, Harry. I could understand the complaint when you posted in the main purchase thread...that tended to push everyone else off the page  ;D  but now that you have your own thread for the big, multiple purchases, I don't see any problem.

Sarge
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Todd on May 21, 2007, 01:08:21 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: BachQ on May 21, 2007, 01:10:43 PM
I asked for a straight answer D minor!
This does not help you know!

Well, in light of my first post on this thread being labeled "unhelpful" ....... I'm in a quandary as whether I should post a 2nd time ........
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: 71 dB on May 21, 2007, 01:17:10 PM
I feel that the opinion is mixed!
I have a straight question, and please honour me with a straight answer.
Do you wish me to post the images or not?
If not, I will stop doing that from now on.

I like seeing the covers of your purchases Harry. I can dream about being you.  ;D

So, please, keep going my friend!  ;)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: orbital on May 21, 2007, 01:20:26 PM
Of course you should. ALthough I don't know half of the composers you buy  ;D , your enthusiasm for new music is an inspiration for buyers with a  more limited scope, like myself   0:)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Don on May 21, 2007, 01:23:01 PM
Well there are some resentful PM's coming in, let me put it this way.


That's just a case of jealousy.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Bogey on May 21, 2007, 01:27:19 PM
Absolutely Harry.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: hornteacher on May 21, 2007, 01:30:54 PM
Well there are some resentful PM's coming in, let me put it this way.


They can skip the thread.  I say post all you like.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: 12tone. on May 21, 2007, 01:35:06 PM
Sure Harry.

I know I kid you a lot.  But your postings are nice because it's like we can browse.  You don't need to say a whole lot per post -- and you don't, you just put up the covers -- and it keeps things clean.  Anyone here can see a lot of cds and start talking about them.  It's better than going to Amazon and hoping to find something interesting.  Your posts are of pretty off-to-the-corner stuff so it's interesting.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Novi on May 21, 2007, 01:36:34 PM
Yes.

You give interesting reports in the 'What are you listening to thread' when you get around to sampling your purchases, so it's nice to see what's coming up. A bit like previews at the cinema :).

Those who don't like it can sod off to another thread.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Bogey on May 21, 2007, 02:10:20 PM
Yes.

You give interesting reports in the 'What are you listening to thread' when you get around to sampling your purchases, so it's nice to see what's coming up. A bit like previews at the cinema :).


Excellent description.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Maciek on May 21, 2007, 02:47:59 PM
They can skip the thread.  I say post all you like.

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: George on May 21, 2007, 02:50:48 PM
Well there are some resentful PM's coming in, let me put it this way.


Since you have your own thread, I see no reason why anyone would be upset.  :-\
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: George on May 21, 2007, 02:51:36 PM
They can skip the thread.  I say post all you like.

That's a nice way of saying what I really want to say.  8)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Daverz on May 21, 2007, 03:28:49 PM
Haven't read all the other replies, but here's my 2ยข:

(1) Please don't post a bunch of "my purchases" posts in a short period of time.  This pushes others posts off the page.  Just modify an existing post.  You could always keep a weekly log and paste that in at the end of the week.

(2) I don't like threads devoted to one person, but you're not the only one with his own vanity threads.  I don't read them, but it just annoys me to see them in the unread list.  Actually this annoys me more than (1).
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Szykneij on May 21, 2007, 03:44:29 PM
I think you should send me all the CDs you buy and I will post them for you.

 :)


Serious answer: Post away!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: 12tone. on May 21, 2007, 03:47:40 PM
I think you should send me all the CDs you buy and I will post them for you.

 :)


Serious answer: Post away!

He helps you and you help him!  It's a win-win situation!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 21, 2007, 09:25:29 PM
Well, in this thread only two negative reports, and the PM's of course.
Thanks for the positive input guys, that really means a lot to me.
One poster said something about a vanity thread.
I resent that vehemently.
It has nothing whatshowever to do with that.
I did not start my own purchase thread.
And furthermore I love to share my music with you guys.
It is as we are all sitting together listening to it.
Well I will continue then with posting them.
It made me happy to receive a lot of PM's this morning with good words.
Afterall I am a positive peace loving human being, and I am glad most of you are too!
Harry
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: springrite on May 21, 2007, 09:39:59 PM
Of course! It is much easier reading your posts with the beautiful covers than trying to keep up with new releases or looking through thousands of pages of catalogs!

I am also one unashamed to admit that I do occasional purchase CDs based on the beauty of the cover rather than interest in the music per se, especially when I know next to nothing about the composer or music. When it is a shot in the dark, it is always nice to know what even if the music is less than great, I am left with a beautiful looking cover on the jewelcase!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Que on May 21, 2007, 09:58:43 PM
Well there are some resentful PM's coming in, let me put it this way.

WHAT? Ridiculous and unacceptable behaviour.
Petty minds, Harry, they have just petty minds.

Please keep posting! :)

Q
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 21, 2007, 10:00:26 PM
who cares?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Que on May 21, 2007, 10:09:55 PM
who cares?

The answer to that question is in the posts before you, so why ask?

Q
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Michel on May 21, 2007, 11:50:19 PM
I suppose one argument against it is that it is  taking up unecessary bandwidth? Ie. costing Rob money.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: springrite on May 21, 2007, 11:56:28 PM
I suppose one argument against it is that it is  taking up unecessary bandwidth? Ie. costing Rob money.

That's why Harry is a subscriber. He suscribes to pay for the part of bandwidth he takes up.  ;)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 21, 2007, 11:57:02 PM
The answer to that question is in the posts before you, so why ask?

Q

none of your business, i'll ask anything i want, no matter how unnecessary it is.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Que on May 22, 2007, 12:01:53 AM
none of your business, i'll ask anything i want, no matter how unnecessary it is.

How charming...

I just asked a question too, you know.
One you didn't chose to answer, but that's your privilege.

Q
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 22, 2007, 12:03:12 AM
How charming...

I just asked a question too, you know.
One you didn't chose to answer, but that's your privilege.

Q

d-mn right, that's my privilege.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 12:05:28 AM
damn right, that's my privilege.

I would like you to refrain from such language my friend.
If you have a question to solve, do it by PM, and NOT on my thread.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 22, 2007, 12:06:24 AM
sorry, i forgot this forum is rated TV-G, just think the damage that i caused to all the kids under 7, i am terribly sorry.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 12:09:54 AM
I suppose one argument against it is that it is  taking up unecessary bandwidth? Ie. costing Rob money.

If that is so, Rob will tell me, and I pay gladly more if needed.
Is it not time for you to subscribe also?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Que on May 22, 2007, 12:11:40 AM
d-mn right, that's my privilege.

And mine to pose any question I like, too.

Q
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 22, 2007, 12:12:39 AM
And mine to pose a question too.

Q

that's fine with me.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Choo Choo on May 22, 2007, 12:40:59 AM
Harry,

Keep posting.  I've bought a number of items which I first saw in one of your lists, I didn't know about it, so researched it and thought I'd try it.  E.g. I "discovered" Krenek this way.  Which was certainly a positive.  So please carry on.  It's working for me.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 12:49:51 AM
Harry,

Keep posting.  I've bought a number of items which I first saw in one of your lists, I didn't know about it, so researched it and thought I'd try it.  E.g. I "discovered" Krenek this way.  Which was certainly a positive.  So please carry on.  It's working for me.


Thanks, then I will certainly do that! :)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Maciek on May 22, 2007, 03:11:19 AM
I have a great idea! In order to preserve Rob's bandwidth, why don't we all simply stop posting anything at all on GMG? That way he can simply pull down the dead forum and keep his hard earned cash. What do you say? And no, you don't even need to answer! Simply stop posting here and never return again if you agree (remember - just reading the forum takes up bandwidth too!). Hooray, we're all saved! I'm sure Rob will be so grateful - he surely must be annoyed out of his wits with all those people posting on GMG, while they could be out in the sun, getting a real life.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: karlhenning on May 22, 2007, 03:13:24 AM
You can't fool me, Maciek:  you're being ironic, aren't you?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: George on May 22, 2007, 03:15:19 AM
I have a great idea! In order to preserve Rob's bandwidth, why don't we all simply stop posting anything at all on GMG? That way he can simply pull down the dead forum and keep his hard earned cash. What do you say? And no, you don't even need to answer! Simply stop posting here and never return again if you agree (remember - just reading the forum takes up bandwidth too!). Hooray, we're all saved! I'm sure Rob will be so grateful - he surely must be annoyed out of his wits with all those people posting on GMG, while they could be out in the sun, getting a real life.







































On with the steam roll.....











 $:)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 03:26:27 AM
Well I steamrolled away................
Nice George ;D
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: karlhenning on May 22, 2007, 03:36:14 AM
Set your mind at rest, he's gonna be / Our Steamroller . . . .
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Maciek on May 22, 2007, 03:41:45 AM
You can't fool me, Maciek:  you're being ironic, aren't you?

Well, if I told you I was it would become explicit so it wouldn't be irony anymore.

So I'm going to keep you guessing... ;)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: marvinbrown on May 22, 2007, 05:30:40 AM
I feel that the opinion is mixed!
I have a straight question, and please honour me with a straight answer.
Do you wish me to post the images or not?
If not, I will stop doing that from now on.

   Of course you should keep posting the images Harry  :) !!!

   marvin
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: DavidW on May 22, 2007, 06:05:22 AM
People who don't like your cover parade can simply not look at that thread, that's what I do.  Anyone that sends you angry pm's about this trivial issue you should ignore because they must not be right in the head, to get so bent out of shape about something that they can easily ignore.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: mahlertitan on May 22, 2007, 06:06:17 AM
i think showing off your purchases is great.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 06:40:46 AM
I feel that the opinion is mixed!
I have a straight question, and please honour me with a straight answer.
Do you wish me to post the images or not?
If not, I will stop doing that from now on.

No, you should not. It's tacky.

I would be interested in your insights into music, but not in a record of your acquisitions.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 22, 2007, 06:44:43 AM
No, you should not. It's tacky.

I would be interested in your insights into music, but not in a record of your acquisitions.

I bet Larry doesn't care what we're listening to either. ;)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 06:55:02 AM
I bet Larry doesn't care what we're listening to either. ;)

Not enormously, unless you have something interesting to say about what you're listening. Lists of things you've bought, lists of your ten favorite triangle players or your fifteen and 1/2 favorite symphonies written between 1847 and 1852, lists of what is on your CD player right now - these things interest me very little if at all.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 22, 2007, 06:55:47 AM
Not enormously, unless you have something interesting to say about what you're listening. Lists of things you've bought, lists of your ten favorite triangle players or your fifteen and 1/2 favorite symphonies written between 1847 and 1852, lists of what is on your CD player right now - these things interest me very little if at all.

And, you know, you may have a point.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Que on May 22, 2007, 07:20:52 AM
Not enormously, unless you have something interesting to say about what you're listening. Lists of things you've bought, lists of your ten favorite triangle players or your fifteen and 1/2 favorite symphonies written between 1847 and 1852, lists of what is on your CD player right now - these things interest me very little if at all.

Listings as such are not that interesting. Although I occasionally see things on the Purchases thread I didn't know the existence of and catch my eye.
But these posts provide an opportunity for further personal exchange: why did you choose that recording?, how do you like it?, where did you get it?, what other recordings do you know of the work?, etc. etc. And I'm interested in what music/recordings occupies some posters I have personal contact with.

And is it tacky? Well, if one assumes that people are posting their purchases just to show off, it would be.

Q
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 08:39:20 AM
Not enormously, unless you have something interesting to say about what you're listening. Lists of things you've bought, lists of your ten favorite triangle players or your fifteen and 1/2 favorite symphonies written between 1847 and 1852, lists of what is on your CD player right now - these things interest me very little if at all.

I was wondering why than you visit this forum, if only slightly interested in what we have to say, let alone which things we buy!
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Don on May 22, 2007, 08:46:12 AM
I was wondering why than you visit this forum, if only slightly interested in what we have to say, let alone which things we buy!

Some folks just don't care for list making.  That's the way it is on 22 May.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Florestan on May 22, 2007, 08:52:58 AM
Yes you should.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 09:00:28 AM
I was wondering why than you visit this forum, if only slightly interested in what we have to say, let alone which things we buy!

Do you even listen to what people are saying to you? You asked for a straight answer to your question, and I gave you a straight answer. I am interested in people who have something to say. Not in people who just compile lists or boast about their endless acquisitiveness. For an example of a thread where people have something to say, I refer you to the following:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,992.0.html
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: karlhenning on May 22, 2007, 09:02:32 AM
That's a good thread, Larry.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: George on May 22, 2007, 09:05:25 AM

Perhaps this is why we have less arguing/fighting these days.

We have less discussion threads and more list threads.  :-\
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 09:10:17 AM
Do you even listen to what people are saying to you?
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,992.0.html

Use this tone for your own family, my friend and leave me out of it.
And I could ask you the same question?, are you even listening what other people have to say to you?
In the year that I have bothered to read your postings, I found nothing interesting at all.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 09:17:27 AM
Use this tone for your own family, my friend and leave me out of it.
And I could ask you the same question?, are you even listening what other people have to say to you?
In the year that I have bothered to read your postings, I found nothing interesting at all.

I'll talk to you however I wish. If you have a problem with my behavior, refer it to a moderator.

I post less now to these forums than I used to 3-4 years ago. Anyone who has read some of my writings from then knows the kind of substance I contributed. I'm sure Luke Ottevanger and Bruce Hodges (a moderator) will support me on that score.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: springrite on May 22, 2007, 09:19:20 AM

In the year that I have bothered to read your postings, I found nothing interesting at all.

Larry is one of the few posters here whose posts I would never want to miss.

...and I like seeing Harry's CD covers, too.

(I really should run for political office...)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 09:24:08 AM
I'll talk to you however I wish. If you have a problem with my behavior, refer it to a moderator.

I post less now to these forums than I used to 3-4 years ago. Anyone who has read some of my writings from then knows the kind of substance I contributed. I'm sure Luke Ottevanger and Bruce Hodges (a moderator) will support me on that score.

I do not need any supporting or name a few that would.
Whatever you wrote, manners are not part of your interior.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 09:26:18 AM
er, nothing wrong with harry (or anyone here) posting what he's/they've purchased but perhaps it could be limited to a single thread devoted to just that?  i dont think we need individual members each with their own purchases thread...sort of redundant....and with regards to posting/sharing lists, like favorites etc. what the hell & why not...that can be fun...

Ask George and he will explain why he created this thread James.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 09:28:24 AM
Well I think the question of posting or not is answered in the affirmative, so there is no need to continue this thread.
Thank you all for your fine contributions, but before this takes a direction that is not intended, I close herewith this thread.
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: uffeviking on May 22, 2007, 01:02:36 PM
There already is a thread, second on top of the category, why not continue there?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 01:11:53 PM
I closed this thread Lis, and it is not nice of you posting again in it.
And why do you resent my having my own thread.
Karl did explain why didn't he?
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: uffeviking on May 22, 2007, 01:19:54 PM
And what if everybody wants their own thread?  Other members might be purchasing huge lots of CDs but prefer not to publish them. I still am of the opinion that the thread at the top is sufficient to accommodate the lists of all purchases by everybody. ???

And this is my opinion - if it were not, I wouldn't express it! - I am not speaking in my capacity as moderator.  :)
Title: Re: Should I post my purchases or not.
Post by: Harry on May 22, 2007, 01:23:29 PM
And what if everybody wants their own thread?  Other members might be purchasing huge lots of CDs but prefer not to publish them. I still am of the opinion that the thread at the top is sufficient to accommodate the lists of all purchases by everybody. ???

And this is my opinion - if it were not, I wouldn't express it! - I am not speaking in my capacity as moderator.  :)

Right my love, I will block the thread next time with my postings, and send the people that protest to you.
And you used the tool to unlock the thread, so that is in the moderator mode!

And remember I did not ask for a seperate thread, so kindly adress your complaints to the one who did.