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Apologies

GUEST,Roger 08 Jul 18 - 03:36 PM
keberoxu 08 Jul 18 - 03:51 PM
Brian Peters 08 Jul 18 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,Grishka 08 Jul 18 - 06:57 PM
The Sandman 09 Jul 18 - 05:40 AM
GUEST,Grishka 09 Jul 18 - 08:13 AM
Joe Offer 09 Jul 18 - 05:52 PM
Brian Peters 10 Jul 18 - 05:12 PM
The Sandman 11 Jul 18 - 12:45 AM
leeneia 11 Jul 18 - 12:45 AM
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Subject: Apologies
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 03:36 PM

I recently posted on a thread that was, to say the least, becoming rather tedious.

Perhaps I could have expressed myself in a less blunt way, but those were my feelings at the time.

Intelligent and good natured discussion is a commendable thing, but to drag up old arguments just to bolster your own limited point of view is not.

I am not a member of mudcat, but I enjoy the broad minded views and comments of all the contributors.

My apologies.
Roger


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 03:51 PM

Apologies happily acknowledged,
but it is devoutly to be wished
that the parties that were
making the thread tedious, to begin with,
would own up to what they were doing.
Too much to ask.


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: Brian Peters
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 05:22 PM

Tedium is in the eye of the beholder, Roger. If the thread you mention is the one I'm thinking of, it had actually taken some quite interesting (IMO) turns over the past few days. The fact is that this forum exists to discuss folk songs: it could be a matter of helping someone out with an elusive lyric, or arguing the merits of particular performers, or it could be about song history - a topic which a lot of people who enjoy old songs seem to want to know more about.

Of course there are entrenched opinions, repetitive points and sometimes bad temper, but discussion is what we come here for. As has been said many a time in the past, you don't have to waste your own time reading it if you don't want to.


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 06:57 PM

I just checked for recent posts from any "GUEST,Roger". The threads I found them in may not be the most interesting ones, but nothing spectacularly tedious either - by Internet standards. If you posted under a different monicker, that indeed takes an apology.

When non-members were still permitted to the BS section, I discussed some posts that I found worth discussing and completely ignored all the real BS in between. We must fight the temptation to reply to everything we do not agree with. If your opponents rejoice to have the last word, your points will still be present earlier in the thread for everybody to read - no need to repeat them.


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 05:40 AM

"There seem to be a lot of tossers arguing about the past here.
The discussion is about accents and not EGOS.
Roger"
Your post was illuminating, and impolite.Like many such posts it tells us more about the person that posted it than anything else two apt quotes for you, Roger
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 08:13 AM

Thank you, Sandman, for pointing us to the thread in question. It was closed by Joe Offer, hence Roger's apology in a new thread. If other participants follow his example, as keberoxu hinted, it may help in the future. If they continue the dispute, the opposite is imminent.

None of my personal worries, though. My curiosity is satisfied.


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 05:52 PM

Hi, Roger - your comments on the Tell her I am/Sliabh Luachra thread were interesting, so I thought you got off to a good start. The "worst singing accent" thread was a lost cause long ago, so nobody could do any good with it - but how were you to know that?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: Brian Peters
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 05:12 PM

Perhaps it is me that needs to apologize to 'Guest, Roger'. I'd assumed he was the anonymous guest who posted something worthless and destructive on the 'Folk Song in England' thread, but in fact that was apparently someone else. And at least Roger is consistent in giving himself a name.

My general point still stands, though!


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 12:45 AM

More important, would be if posters do not make personal attacks when they have not even read the post clearly,it is ludicrous when a poster claims you have not quoted your source when you in fact [as was pointed out by another person you have] a was the case with Jack Campin. to me that illustrates that the person is out to "get you" regardless of the content of the post,


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Subject: RE: Apologies
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 12:45 AM

I have just invented a new word: metaposts. Posts about posts, of course, which is what we see here.

Meanwhile, Captain Swing has posted a waltz he wrote, The Work's All Done Waltz. Why not refresh your spirits by opening his thread, following the link and listening to it? Then give him a compliment and thank him, because it's a good piece of music.


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