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Old December 20th 2013, 04:24 AM
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Default 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!
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Old December 20th 2013, 04:54 AM
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Default 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.
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Old December 20th 2013, 05:23 AM
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Default 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?
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Old December 20th 2013, 01:13 PM
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Actually I just checked, 'favourite song' is not a required part of sign-up.
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Old December 20th 2013, 05:24 PM
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I thought I was the oldest person on the board. Phew.
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Old December 22nd 2013, 02:29 AM
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The spam stuff is a necessary evil. Sorry about that!
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People still say this..or use it?
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People still say this..or use it?
He did type in in December of last year, so maybe not.
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Old July 7th 2014, 07:54 PM
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People still say this..or use it?
Its so good that sometimes you have to bring it back,.. reminds of my Warcraft days
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Old November 14th 2014, 02:31 AM
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Wow! Grumpy Grandpa, the reason you have to type a specific reference is to show that you aren't a spambot. I am the Admin/Moderator for a guitar-related/gear/musician forum, and this is quite simply a repeatable test to prove that you have some familiarity with the subject matter or general content of any given forum. Pretty much EVERY message board or interest forum uses something like that as a screening mechanism in these modern times.

The Internet isn't THAT difficult to understand, but since the song title was entered, the brain-sucking alien life forms that are behind this site can now read your every thought...

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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!
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