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Old 02-04-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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what the hell is happening around here?. i've been on this board since mid-2000 and have noticed a big downhill slump in the last few months. politics have now appeared. what have they got to do with GL?. nothing.

I know that there is a small close knit group around here that knows more than we do about everything, including the health problems ect.

most threads nowadays seem to go no where and just end up drifting off topic.

as well as that, people that have been here for a long time have now left the place because of all the hostility around here. i don't blame them

there are chat rooms, and other groups for small talk which is off-topic. use them. can we just get back to how things used to be and use this place to have discussions about GL and keep it at that?

i'm sure a small group don't like seeing this type of post, but i'm also sure that most people around here would agree with me.

let's talk about GL
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Old 02-04-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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what the hell is happening around here?. i've been on this board since mid-2000 and have noticed a big downhill slump in the last few months. politics have now appeared. what have they got to do with GL?. nothing.

I know that there is a small close knit group around here that knows more than we do about everything, including the health problems ect.

most threads nowadays seem to go no where and just end up drifting off topic.

as well as that, people that have been here for a long time have now left the place because of all the hostility around here. i don't blame them

there are chat rooms, and other groups for small talk which is off-topic. use them. can we just get back to how things used to be and use this place to have discussions about GL and keep it at that?

i'm sure a small group don't like seeing this type of post, but i'm also sure that most people around here would agree with me.

let's talk about GL
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Old 02-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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I agree with you. I don't check in as often any more either, because it seems like there is always somebody with a political opinion that irks me!
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:00 PM   #4
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I suspect with Gord out of commission for the indefinite future, we don't have concerts etc to review as we did before. I haven't left the board. Just biding my time til we have some fresh stuff to discuss.

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Old 02-04-2003, 06:00 PM   #5
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I suspect with Gord out of commission for the indefinite future, we don't have concerts etc to review as we did before. I haven't left the board. Just biding my time til we have some fresh stuff to discuss.

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Old 02-04-2003, 06:12 PM   #6
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Joveski,

I have to admit I recently strayed from the purpose of the forum and posted a topic that was not Lightfoot related though I tried to tie it in. It immediately opened up a maelstrom of insults and arguments. (I deleted the post and took the mutated thread with it). Thank you for reminding me and the others just what this place is for. This is like stopping in for a cup of coffee with some friends who understand some oblique part of you that others may not. I enjoy this site very much, and certainly don't want it to stop. There are some really nice people here. Let's have fun again!
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'm going to raise hell until I hear an apology from the numbnuts who compared the death of the Columbia astronauts to the people on the train in the 3rd world county.
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'm going to raise hell until I hear an apology from the numbnuts who compared the death of the Columbia astronauts to the people on the train in the 3rd world county.
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:45 PM   #9
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go for it. i wasn't referring to your crap anyway
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:49 PM   #10
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screw you, dickhead
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Old 02-04-2003, 08:40 PM   #12
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I've not seen all this so called hostility until I read the replys to your post from this Canada guy posting here. If the subject is about things that Gord likes or other musicians that Gord knows,or the great lakes which Gord sings about, I can't see anything wrong with talking about these things sometimes, it has Everything to do with Gord.. Peace, Randy
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Old 02-04-2003, 08:40 PM   #13
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I've not seen all this so called hostility until I read the replys to your post from this Canada guy posting here. If the subject is about things that Gord likes or other musicians that Gord knows,or the great lakes which Gord sings about, I can't see anything wrong with talking about these things sometimes, it has Everything to do with Gord.. Peace, Randy
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Old 02-04-2003, 08:50 PM   #14
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Can I simply suggest that if someone posts something so base and off-topic that we just ignore it, and reply to the post previous to the "flamer". They will lose interest if they don't get our goat and go on to another board....
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Old 02-04-2003, 08:50 PM   #15
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Can I simply suggest that if someone posts something so base and off-topic that we just ignore it, and reply to the post previous to the "flamer". They will lose interest if they don't get our goat and go on to another board....
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Old 02-04-2003, 10:57 PM   #16
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Old 02-04-2003, 10:57 PM   #17
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Old 02-05-2003, 01:15 AM   #18
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I agree with Gord that with GL out and no information forthcoming we are getting restless. I hope that some news comes through sometime soon. Do want to thank Suzi though I found that vinyl Gords Gold II, thank you for the link.
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Old 02-05-2003, 01:15 AM   #19
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I agree with Gord that with GL out and no information forthcoming we are getting restless. I hope that some news comes through sometime soon. Do want to thank Suzi though I found that vinyl Gords Gold II, thank you for the link.
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Old 02-05-2003, 05:33 AM   #20
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Joveski,
I agree 100% with what you said and will support any thread even vaguely GL related but it has to have something to do with GL or I'm not here for that. Some of the older names are still lurking but rarely posting for reasons you mentioned. Let's give it another try. And like Gord mentioned we are all sort of biding our time until something new comes up to discuss. Peace.

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Old 02-05-2003, 09:52 PM   #21
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I feel for Brian here, and understand fully what he is saying about this site being a lot like having a cup of coffee with a group of "like minded" friends. ( never forget that we are all here because we think that Gordon Lightfoot is the greatest singer / songwriter ever ).

When something "big" happens in the world, many people need to discuss it with their friends. And we "are" all friends here..

So why not let people post an item which simply says,"I would like to discuss the ....events, I'm posting in Small Talk, if anyone would like to discus".

Lets not be policeman, lets just treat this in a civilised manner.

In saying this I still agree a lot with my fellow Melbournian, Joveski, we are not getting a lot of meaty topics, and I think Gord is right much of this is due to GL's health.

I'm not sure about this inner circle of "knoweverythings", I doubt that there is such a gang. But one thing I am sure of is that most of the stupid and abusive comments come from the un registered posters that we seem to have a rash of at the moment.

Maybe we should be thinking of stopping these people from posting.. ??

anyway.. keep smiling.. Ron.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:52 PM   #22
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I feel for Brian here, and understand fully what he is saying about this site being a lot like having a cup of coffee with a group of "like minded" friends. ( never forget that we are all here because we think that Gordon Lightfoot is the greatest singer / songwriter ever ).

When something "big" happens in the world, many people need to discuss it with their friends. And we "are" all friends here..

So why not let people post an item which simply says,"I would like to discuss the ....events, I'm posting in Small Talk, if anyone would like to discus".

Lets not be policeman, lets just treat this in a civilised manner.

In saying this I still agree a lot with my fellow Melbournian, Joveski, we are not getting a lot of meaty topics, and I think Gord is right much of this is due to GL's health.

I'm not sure about this inner circle of "knoweverythings", I doubt that there is such a gang. But one thing I am sure of is that most of the stupid and abusive comments come from the un registered posters that we seem to have a rash of at the moment.

Maybe we should be thinking of stopping these people from posting.. ??

anyway.. keep smiling.. Ron.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:43 PM   #23
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quote:Originally posted by CanadaIsGAY:
I'm going to raise hell until I hear an apology from the numbnuts who compared the death of the Columbia astronauts to the people on the train in the 3rd world county.

You know what? I can see your name, but I can't see your messages. Is it that way with the rest of you here? Is he just sending blank messages?
He's obviously some kid just out to see if he can get the "old folks" worked up. And he's sitting back, laughing his butt off because he's succeeding.

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Old 02-05-2003, 11:26 PM   #24
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HEY!

Who you calling old sister? Speak for yourself.


quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
You know what? I can see your name, but I can't see your messages. Is it that way with the rest of you here? Is he just sending blank messages?
He's obviously some kid just out to see if he can get the "old folks" worked up. And he's sitting back, laughing his butt off because he's succeeding.

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Old 02-05-2003, 11:26 PM   #25
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HEY!

Who you calling old sister? Speak for yourself.


quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
You know what? I can see your name, but I can't see your messages. Is it that way with the rest of you here? Is he just sending blank messages?
He's obviously some kid just out to see if he can get the "old folks" worked up. And he's sitting back, laughing his butt off because he's succeeding.

Cathy



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