I really hope that whoever shut this thing down can reconsider; shutting it down, even temporarily, is very unfortunate, especially over silly drama. I think this is a great place, and I hope it endures. People shouldn't take it so seriously... There are always assholes who spout off about this and that, and that is inevitable, but really who cares...? And talk about bad timing... The Soulsavers release a new album and have just embarked on a tour, and the board is derailed... I hope this situation can be remedied and we can see the board up and running soon.
Okay, there's no point in singling out one person here for the current state of the board, unless it's mokkly, which it obviously is his fault, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost's too, sure he hasn't been here in awhile but he hates black people (or something) and it piled up until we all suffered!
I'm sure a large chunk of us can agree that any particular artist taking offense to criticism here is entirely unreasonable (I'd think unimaginable as well but I've been wrong before) but I'm sure we can all also agree that any negative connotation received towards onewhiskey.com via this forum is unfair towards raeni and all the hard work she's done over the years.
As long as this is the only thread available to us all for the time being I say just post your love for what this forum is and the infinite potential is has to be. I love you all and I'll repeat as long as I can that we should try and stick together, regardless of drama, regardless of opionions towards anyone Mark might happen to collaborate with, regardless of mokkly, regardless of sexual preference to one particular race no matter how misguided it is and regardless to flac or whatever the fuck "the issue" was six months ago.
I was entirely serious about how I want to be here when the only artist I've ever cared about significantly passes away. I want to share that with you all (terribly put,) and if those who care put there two cents in this place we'll be celebrating it's 'Now we are nearly ten" in no time. This is a bump in the road, if this forum gets severed from onewhiskey, whatever, what matters here is the people, we're all fucking crazy and I hope we're all still fucking crazy together this time next week or at least for the next solo album.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2009 19:48:50 GMT -5 by barriers
OK - I see there is still a lot of confusion here about what happened.
I had hoped to have time to revamp the board before putting it back, but to avoid any more confusion, I will put it back tonight and it can be revamped as we go.
Thanks to all who got on here and made some well thought out comments and suggestions.
The first post I made here clearly stated this board would be back - the temporary shutting down of access was to make SURE that everyone had a chance to read this thread and think about what they wanted to do here.
At NO TIME did I say only positive comments are allowed here. What has been said, all along, is that abuse of others because of what they think is WRONG. People who try to help with this forum are getting abused for trying to help, and now getting abused over this whole thing - you can't win for losing, right? It is SOOOOOO not necessary to bash people all the time, just because you disagree.
The intent of revamping this board was not to censor anyone - but to try to set it up in a way that allowed people to express their feelings without being abused. That has not been done yet. Hopefully we can find a way to do it.
I agree, and have always agreed, that having a main place to go for info is easiest and best - the forum has detracted from the site in this respect, but that's how that goes. The reason I suggested others starting their own forums is because so many people continually express their unhappiness at being here and at how this place is run and moderated. You can only do so much. You can't please everyone. I thought this would give those people who are constantly angry and abusive a chance to get the guts to go do their own thing, instead of being here and hating on everyone.
So as soon as I post this, I will restore access. And I hope people involved here, who care about this place, will start to make some constructive suggestions about what they want to see and not see (and I have to say, I get more complaints about the abuses on the downloads section than ANYTHING else).
Post by spentbullets on Aug 26, 2009 22:20:51 GMT -5
tho I already posted it on page 3, here you go:
I found this on Last.fm and copied it from Foz about the Manchester Soulsavers gig:
"I had the setlist on my phone, and deleted it instead of sending it. I was rather drunk. Plenty from Broken (Unbalanced Pieces, Death Bells, You Will Miss Me, Some Misunderstanding, Rolling Sky, *I think* By My Side, Shadows Fall), some from It's... (Paper Money, Ghosts of You & Me, Kingdoms of Rain), 1 cover (ZZ Top's Jesus Just Left Chicago), Revival as encore. "
onewhiskeys not even buried yet and so called "dedicated members" are fighting over the carcass like starving vultures...yall should be ashamed of yourself...all the work the admin put into creating this board.Instead of trying to convince the admin to keep the board going. some of you are pathetically trying to steal her members ...Its a crying shame.........B.t.w ..My site is always looking for new membership remember its http://Thegentlemenscorner.proboards.com... Hey I'm not a bad guy....I'm just an opportunist