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Thread #35698   Message #497440
Posted By: GUEST
03-Jul-01 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
Subject: RE: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
Noreen states:

"If Mr Bulmer released the rights, which you agree he should do, there would be no problem."

That's right.

Where we disagree is over what is appropriate debate in public forums when we don't get our own way, and people (in this case Bulmer), don't do what we think they should do.

This is the fifth time since the Folk Roots article appeared about Nic Jones, that I've seen this happen in on-line folk music forums. And I don't even follow these threads (which generally always fall under a "Nic Jones" header of one sort or another), or the folk music forums that closely.

Personal vendettas and jihads have no place in these forums, and their appearance seems to result in just the sort of thing we've seen here. Everyone gets all up in arms about a person who isn't there to defend themselves, then someone makes a so-called "joke" about paying the asshole (sic) a little visit, etc etc etc.

It's sickening. Enough is enough.