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JoeShiner December 20th 2013 04:24 AM

I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Maybe I'm just an old fart (64), but I reject the idea that I have demanded of me that I name a favorite song and/or album by the Foo Fighters in order to "join" this forum. All I wanted to do was to express my sincere admiration for the lyrics in the song "The Pretender." Hell, I didn't even know the song's name, and had to go look it up by opening another browser window. Maybe you "young whippersnappers" don't realize it, but it's a very "1984" kind of thing to demand all of this inside info from an interested party just to say "Hi! Nice job!" And maybe I'm an old fart being 64, but, frankly, I grew up with Paulie and his mates setting something of a standard which my friends and I were right up there and ready to meet it, in a heartbeat (yes, I play, and sing, compose, etc.). But Paulie's an old fart as well now. But much more importantly, back to the original point - why (other than for some commercial interest) do you need all of this info just for me to make a point within this forum? I saw a video by the Foos (I also saw the movie about Sound City [they made a killer amp... That's a joke!]), and I just wanted to make a comment! BeeJeeBuss! I just liked the heck out of the lyrics - sophisticated, provocative, intelligent, and even rhyming - the BEST of lyrics, on a par with those of Paul Simon and Sting (which is to say brilliant... Brilliant!). Anyway, I wish I hadn't had to navigate a complexity such as I did, just to pay a simple compliment. I recognize that it wasn't in the hands of the right people, but we artists have to insist upon more power being BY DEFAULT vested in the hands of our TRUSTED representatives if we are to maintain standards! Thank you!

HOSS December 20th 2013 04:54 AM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Seems like it'd just be easy to type "The Pretender" and move on.

Don't worry though, the Thought Police start coming after you only after 100 posts. So keep your posting here to a minimum and I think we'll all be just fine.

Simon December 20th 2013 05:23 AM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Hi,

I didn't realise this was set as a requirement in the sign-up process. Whilst I don't think most people signing up would mind filling it in I appreciate not everyone will want to, so I will make it optional in the future.

EDIT: Actually I just checked, 'favourite song' is not a required part of sign-up. The only additional information required are two spam protection questions. These are annoying but a necessity I'm afraid. So i'm not sure where you felt this was required?

Nellis December 20th 2013 01:13 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon (Post 3927258)
Hi,

Actually I just checked, 'favourite song' is not a required part of sign-up.

Pwned

mingo05 December 20th 2013 05:24 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
I thought I was the oldest person on the board. Phew.

Jill December 22nd 2013 02:29 AM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
The spam stuff is a necessary evil. Sorry about that!

OldFooFan December 22nd 2013 10:20 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
I'm confused. How come when I signed up I was asked, "Have you ever seen a webmaster naked?"

J4lVl13 December 22nd 2013 11:47 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OldFooFan (Post 3927581)
I'm confused. How come when I signed up I was asked, "Have you ever seen a webmaster naked?"

Did it ask you if you liked movies about gladiators?

DonnaInVA January 3rd 2014 02:00 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
I like cargo pants

Chandler January 20th 2014 09:54 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
"1984" kind of thing? what about NSA then? Relax man, this is a nice place..

Tim July 4th 2014 01:13 AM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OldFooFan (Post 3927581)
I'm confused. How come when I signed up I was asked, "Have you ever seen a webmaster naked?"

Schu era.....

sir_paul_mccartney July 6th 2014 02:49 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Leave me out of this.

Johnrougeux July 6th 2014 04:19 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nellis (Post 3927284)
Pwned


People still say this..or use it? :lol:

DonnaInVA July 7th 2014 05:38 PM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnrougeux (Post 3965358)
People still say this..or use it? :lol:

He did type in in December of last year, so maybe not.

Nellis July 7th 2014 07:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnrougeux (Post 3965358)
People still say this..or use it? :lol:

Its so good that sometimes you have to bring it back,.. reminds of my Warcraft days

E. Stacked Actor July 14th 2014 03:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nellis (Post 3965482)
Its so good that sometimes you have to bring it back,.. reminds of my Warcraft days

I find it interesting how most modern slang has an expiration date. I try to avoid slang for that reason.

Nellis July 14th 2014 05:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by E. Stacked Actor (Post 3966931)
I find it interesting how most modern slang has an expiration date. I try to avoid slang for that reason.

SWAG - the all time WORST slang word , when did this stop meaning "free shit"?

Jill July 17th 2014 05:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nellis (Post 3966956)
SWAG - the all time WORST slang word , when did this stop meaning "free shit"?

Agreed

Jess96 August 3rd 2014 12:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nellis (Post 3966956)
SWAG - the all time WORST slang word , when did this stop meaning "free shit"?

When did it mean "free shit"? Also I disagree - YOLO is my worst :vom:

Bexster August 4th 2014 09:00 AM

Re: I don't like having to genuflect just to make a compliment...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jess96 (Post 3970596)
When did it mean "free shit"? Also I disagree - YOLO is my worst :vom:

Up until pretty recently. If you saw robbers in cartoons and comics they always had bags marked Swag on them, meaning all the stuff they'd stolen.


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