The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116775   Message #2511537
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
10-Dec-08 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
>All the same, I don't see how an artist can be ready to be raved about but not ready to be criticised.

>If you don't want to be judged by your Myspace page, then what the hell is it there for?

>But don't say Mudcat is sickening because one or two excessively angry people write here. Mudcat is not an entity with a mind, it's a board you stick notices on.

>Most of the discussion on this thread is perfectly even tempered.

Pip & Greg & HH have beaten me to it. It's not Mudcat, it's the internet - being able to say anything you want to, publicly and immediately (sometimes too immediately). And folks all over the world can do this anonymously, any time they want to. This is a pretty new phenomenon in communication, and the dust is still settling (if it ever does, human nature being what it is). Don't blame the forum for the quirks of the medium. I hate to see one of the best non-mainstream music sites around dissed for factors that are common to all of them (at least those that allow any measure of freedom of speech).

It also always seems to involve selective reading - what about all the reasonable, mild-mannered posts? People have a right to like what they like, and to discuss their opinions freely without being scolded by Headmaster.