Jump to content
HAIF - Houston's original social media

Anything You Want...


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Yes.. let's go frolic in IronTiger's thought provoking threads. I'm sorry, but this forum is better with Niche, Red, and Meme contributing.

Speaking of which, when and where is our next happy hour?

Quantity ≠ Quality

Posted Images

Editor, please explain this:

Nothing to explain. It's the same as with disabling posting access. Spammers have been known to spread their spam through the HAIF PM system. There are a few people here who have been hit by it as recently as last month.

For someone who quit HAIF, RedScare certainly spends an awful lot of time here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Did we figure out that IronTiger and citykid are the same person? Are they both plastic?

Depends. Plastic didn't live in Brazos County, did he?

And even if Plastic, me, and citykid are one and the same, it would be quite a talented person to manage two different IPs with completely different views (citykid is/was an Obama fan, I am not).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing to explain. It's the same as with disabling posting access. Spammers have been known to spread their spam through the HAIF PM system. There are a few people here who have been hit by it as recently as last month.

So...you're telling me that his PMing privliges weren't suspended as an inactive account until after he PMed me complaining that his posting privliges had been suspended and I proceeded to ignorantly raise cain on his behalf on the public forums? One would think that both posting and PMing privliges would be suspended at the same time if you were just carrying out standard HAIF security procedures; was this merely an initial error on your part that you remembered to fix days later? Are you sure that it isn't a punitive action? That's how it looks.

For someone who quit HAIF, RedScare certainly spends an awful lot of time here.

His account obviously is not inactive, as you point out. He's merely lurking, like so many others whose posting and PMing privliges are allowed. Why treat him differently from any other lurker, then?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait a sec.

Red left?

How in the world did I miss that bit of news?

A lot of people missed the blow-up that led to Red's departure. Probably has to do with that Editor posted a defense of the actions and insulting statements he made that prompted Red to leave and that he then closed the thread (the one about citykid's aspirations for the Texas entertainment industry) behind him so that nobody could keep it going with dissenting opinions. Since it can't be bumped, few will ever read it and know of the atrocities against intellectualism that were committed there.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I know these two guys. They are smart, good people.

They got into a disagreement. I suspect that the anger that lead to the disagreement had very little to do with the other one, because it is uncharacteristic for these two to act with such derision. They can be sarcastic and a little passive-aggressive, but not truly derisive as a habit. In their disagreement, they have created an unhealthy spat – unhealthy for both of them and unhealthy for the community which knows them.

The irony is that they already have lost face over this disagreement. They have come off as petty and small. Yet, each feels that he may lose face by capitulation, apology, and rectification (the process whereby they figure out how they would not to fall into such disagreement again). It is painful to admit wrong. In the end, their issue is a matter of living manhood through humility and good grace or living manhood through shwang.

We should be hopeful and prayerful for these two guys. They really are good people.

Edited by Porchman
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

His account obviously is not inactive, as you point out. He's merely lurking, like so many others whose posting and PMing privliges are allowed. Why treat him differently from any other lurker, then?

That's a good point. Based on the number of members with a small handful of posts, there are plenty of lurkers who rarely post anything, and yet they maintain the privileges to do so. The difference between them and Red is that he had a post that was deemed offensive (although many of us didn't see it before the edit), and then he quit out of aggravation. He says it wasn't the first time one of his posts was either edited or deleted, so it seems that a series of events culminated with this recent spat.

I've personally never found Red's posts offensive, and I enjoyed his engaging wit and sarcasm. I suppose he can be intimidating to some new members who might misunderstand him, but I can't recall him personally attacking anyone. Sarcasm, yes, but not personal attacks. I think his departure diminishes the intellectual value of HAIF.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I know these two guys. They are smart, good people.

They got into a disagreement. I suspect that the anger that lead to the disagreement had very little to do with the other one, because it is uncharacteristic for these two to act with such derision. They can be sarcastic and a little passive-aggressive, but not truly derisive as a habit. In their disagreement, they have created an unhealthy spat – unhealthy for both of them and unhealthy for the community which knows them.

The irony is that they already have lost face over this disagreement. They have come off as petty and small. Yet, each feels that he may lose face by capitulation, apology, and rectification (the process whereby they figure out how they would not to fall into such disagreement again). It is painful to admit wrong. In the end, their issue is a matter of living manhood through humility and good grace or living manhood through shwang.

We should be hopeful and prayerful for these two guys. They really are good people.

Yes.

But why is your font so tiny?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't Well, know enough about what happened to make a judgement one way or another, but in the past I have seen Red make a rather pointed post to another user, but I wouldn't say it was a personal attack (in fact, I think it was junction jack).

I like Red's posts and his general philosphy on different matters, even if it conflicts with mine, but I just hope whatever happens settles down to where everyone chills out.

Or do we have to have a Scotch summit?

Egos are huge, but delicate.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't Well, know enough about what happened to make a judgement one way or another, but in the past I have seen Red make a rather pointed post to another user, but I wouldn't say it was a personal attack (in fact, I think it was junction jack).

I like Red's posts and his general philosphy on different matters, even if it conflicts with mine, but I just hope whatever happens settles down to where everyone chills out.

Or do we have to have a Scotch summit?

Egos are huge, but delicate.

Dude! Ricco, I can't believe you've missed all this.

I think you have summed it up: egos.

Your goddamn men, tend to usually ruin it for others.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude! Ricco, I can't believe you've missed all this.

I think you have summed it up: egos.

Your goddamn men, tend to usually ruin it for others.

I have been rather busy for a couple of weeks and have limited myself to reading certain topics.

As I've told my daughter, egos need a little TLC they can be shattered easily or hidden away if its wounded.

I may be one of the more ignorant members of the system, just because I'm a guy, I'm not a complete idiot.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Or do we have to have a Scotch summit?

Egos are huge, but delicate.

This being an architecture forum, and myself some kind of (inebriated) freak of nature, the first two things to come to mind upon reading this were: (1) hell yes! and (2) you should've drawn an analogy between egos and concrete in that both have the capacity to support greatness yet are suprisingly brittle.

Having said that, Red had been expressing disatisfaction privately over Editor's actions for months prior to Editor having bloviated all over himself and driven Red off. This was no isolated spat, merely the straw that broke the camel's back.

I want to give Editor well-deserved credit for having created such a wonderful forum. I really do. But he's his own worst enemy at times. Going back to the concrete/ego analogy, he needs to understand that this is going to apply to his most productive members. He needs to recognize that his role is not unlike that of a structural engineer, except that he has to be a social engineer. Misuse one material in a structure and it will crumble in short order (perhaps too quickly for him to take a picture of it to further his professional portfolio); and he can no more expect to change who someone is than he can to change the tensile strength of concrete. Editor needs to be cautious yet opportunistic. He has to walk a tightrope. It is not easy, and I would not want to be in his shoes. Honestly, I don't think I could do as good a job as he does at it--being an armchair quarterback is much more enjoyable--my humility does not by any means indicate that he can't improve, though.

Like porchman (who should be applauded for having raised the level of conversation out of the gutter that I'd left it in), I hope that this issue will ultimately be resolved. ...but I'm not so confident that it can be. I'm looking to Editor to prove me wrong.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't that the same way memebag left, too? (with less drama, of course)

I decided to log in tonight for the first time in over four months, just to find one of my three favorite posters had finally had enough of the editor's shenanigans. What a shame.

Bye again. I wish I could think of something more dramatic to say.

Oh wait...

You're all DOOMED! DOOMED!!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

i recommend the thread title should be changed to ALMOST Anything You Want.

i've actually had a great time seeing the various attempts to censor redscare. he posted in a thread...it was deleted and his ability to post was deleted. he posted in the recent status updates....it was deleted. he started PM'ing people....and his ability to PM was deleted. he mentioned his status as a super haifer was deleted in the recent status updates and that was deleted. how could that happen without some intent? my new favorite is he's updated his signature so over 10000 posts mention that he's been censored by the editor. that hasn't been deleted yet.

the confusing explanation is because he didn't post for a few days, his ability to post was taken away. i know personally that i left for months and returned and i had no problem posting again.

Edited by musicman
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Come on now folks this is not the first time editor trashed our fair city just read his post in his profile look from around 2007 era you will see.

I think its time to start another forum based on Houston it may never be a large forum like this one but its worth a try.

You can learn alot just sitting back reading what people type.

73

Link to post
Share on other sites

So...you're telling me that his PMing privliges weren't suspended as an inactive account until after he PMed me complaining that his posting privliges had been suspended and I proceeded to ignorantly raise cain on his behalf on the public forums?

Yep. That's exactly what happened. When Red, who claimed he was leaving HAIF, returned to HAIF and started whining it reminded me to turn off the PM feature, too. I'd forgotten to do it the first time. I would thank RedScare for reminding me, but he says he's no longer interested in participating in HAIF. Except, of course, that he still visits HAIF.

One would think that both posting and PMing privliges would be suspended at the same time if you were just carrying out standard HAIF security procedures;

It's a web site, not an ICBM installation. There is no thick black book listing security procedures. Sorry to disappoint.

was this merely an initial error on your part that you remembered to fix days later? Are you sure that it isn't a punitive action? That's how it looks.

So... do you think that because I forgot to turn it off before, I shouldn't turn if off when I remember? You think I should leave an open vector for spammers to operate on HAIF?

His account obviously is not inactive, as you point out. He's merely lurking, like so many others whose posting and PMing privliges are allowed. Why treat him differently from any other lurker, then?

Because he indicated that he was through with HAIF. He did not state that he was no longer going to post and merely lurk. He stated that he was leaving the community. As stated before, all RedScare has to do to have his posting privileges restored is ask. He has my e-mail address. But I haven't heard a peep from him.

few will ever read it and know of the atrocities against intellectualism that were committed there.

I can only assume that you're trying to be funny here. All I did was remove a sentence of name-calling from one of RedScare's posts and he had a tantrum.

Hate to break it to both you and RedScare, but name calling isn't exactly intellectualism. I'm still not sure why he thinks he doesn't have to respect the other HAIFers.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Come on now folks this is not the first time editor trashed our fair city just read his post in his profile look from around 2007 era you will see.

To be fair, I've been critical of lots of cities in online forums, including HAIF. I think Toronto got it way worse than Houston. And before anyone assumes I'm a Chicago booster, on one of HAIF's sister sites I regularly remind the Second City that it's not as great as people like to think. I've gotten more than one angry e-mail about my criticism of Chicago.

I'm not a member of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, so I'm not required to be the city's cheerleader. I created HAIF as a place where people can discuss their opinions of the city, good and bad. I'm allowed to express my opinion, too. And I think everyone should be allowed to express themselves without fear of being ridiculed or belittled. But RedScare, and his proxy TheNiche, seem to think that name calling and ridiculing others is OK. It is not. It's not my fault if Red can't play by the same rules that govern pre-schoolers.

I'm no longer interested in debating this with you, Niche. If Red wants to talk to me, he can do so directly. He has my e-mail address. He used it as recently as a couple of weeks ago. But communicating through a surrogate is not productive, and not the best use of my time. If anyone else on HAIF has questions, they can contact me as well. I've never hidden my e-mail address: editor@houstonarchitecture.com.

Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair, I've been critical of lots of cities in online forums, including HAIF. I think Toronto got it way worse than Houston. And before anyone assumes I'm a Chicago booster, on one of HAIF's sister sites I regularly remind the Second City that it's not as great as people like to think. I've gotten more than one angry e-mail about my criticism of Chicago.

I'm not a member of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, so I'm not required to be the city's cheerleader. I created HAIF as a place where people can discuss their opinions of the city, good and bad. I'm allowed to express my opinion, too. And I think everyone should be allowed to express themselves without fear of being ridiculed or belittled. But RedScare, and his proxy TheNiche, seem to think that name calling and ridiculing others is OK. It is not. It's not my fault if Red can't play by the same rules that govern pre-schoolers.

I'm no longer interested in debating this with you, Niche. If Red wants to talk to me, he can do so directly. He has my e-mail address. He used it as recently as a couple of weeks ago. But communicating through a surrogate is not productive, and not the best use of my time. If anyone else on HAIF has questions, they can contact me as well. I've never hidden my e-mail address: editor@houstonarchitecture.com.

OK, then, what is your favorite city? I did believe you thought Houston was a great city until that "armchair cowboys" comment...

And for the record, I know the "Red never personally insulted anyone" is not true. I speak from experience.

Like I said before, if anyone really wants to steer the topic from Red (to prevent this thread from being locked) some topics include:

a) Renaissance Fair

B) Music preferences

c) What glue tastes like

Edited by IronTiger
Link to post
Share on other sites

big thumbs up to anyone who saw vicente fernandez this evening....best concert i've seen in a decade.

That fool is still around? People STILL listen to his stuff? Wowugh.

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~Richard Bach

Thanks for that. /sarcasm

Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, then, what is your favorite city? I did believe you thought Houston was a great city until that "armchair cowboys" comment...

My favorite city changes as I travel and see more of the world. It's funny, when I was in college Vancouver was my favorite city. After my most recent visit last month... not so much anymore.

I'd like to find a city that's as interesting as Tokyo without being as frustrating as Tokyo.

I'd like to fina a city that's as classy as Vienna without being as boring as Vienna.

I'd like to find a city with Chicago or better transit, but without the temperature being below freezing for half the year.

I am soooooo over Chicago winters. And taxes (14%+ sales tax on Vitamin Water and Starbucks!)

I like most things about Houston except its transit and August. My wife misses Houston a lot. Especially the food.

I'd like to find a city with good temperatures, mature transit, a large clean downtown, and reasonable taxes. Any suggestions?

Link to post
Share on other sites

My favorite city changes as I travel and see more of the world. It's funny, when I was in college Vancouver was my favorite city. After my most recent visit last month... not so much anymore.

I'd like to find a city that's as interesting as Tokyo without being as frustrating as Tokyo.

I'd like to fina a city that's as classy as Vienna without being as boring as Vienna.

I'd like to find a city with Chicago or better transit, but without the temperature being below freezing for half the year.

I am soooooo over Chicago winters. And taxes (14%+ sales tax on Vitamin Water and Starbucks!)

I like most things about Houston except its transit and August. My wife misses Houston a lot. Especially the food.

I'd like to find a city with good temperatures, mature transit, a large clean downtown, and reasonable taxes. Any suggestions?

Time to pull out SimCity 4. Did you know between 2004 to around 2006, Dallas was my favorite Texas city? ohmy.gif

A trip in August 2005 to Galveston was the catalyst of change. By March 2008, I had fully locked in to Houstonism.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to find a city with good temperatures, mature transit, a large clean downtown, and reasonable taxes. Any suggestions?

Lisbon - depending on your definition of clean, and considering the downtown is moreso located in the 'burbs. Taxes are reasonable (for a European city). It has solid underground and aboveground rail service, plus busses and taxis. The city bears more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco, but the temperatures are far nicer and (believe it or not) the taxes and COL are better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am soooooo over Chicago winters. And taxes (14%+ sales tax on Vitamin Water and Starbucks!)

I like most things about Houston except its transit and August. My wife misses Houston a lot. Especially the food.

I'd like to find a city with good temperatures, mature transit, a large clean downtown, and reasonable taxes. Any suggestions?

I have been told time and time again that the eating is better in chicago than Houston with more variety. So, I assume that's BS?

My daughter is learning to hate winter now. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been told time and time again that the eating is better in chicago than Houston with more variety. So, I assume that's BS?

My daughter is learning to hate winter now. :)

It depends on what you're into. If you like the tomato quiche they call "deep dish pizza" around here, then it's fine. Dining out isn't a problem, but the grocery stores are lacking in quality compared to Central Market. Grocery store steaks are better in Texas, but dairy is better here; which makes sense when you consider the kinds of cows raised in different parts of the country (I had an interesting discussion about the cattle industry with a farmer on a plane recently).

My wife is kind of a... fussy... eater. If we had access to Frank's pizza, Chik-fil-a, and Central Market steaks, cheese, and bread I think she'd be OK. I've considered seeing if some HAIFer who works downtown would FedEx her a couple of orders of Frank's pepperoni rolls.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude, you got this started when you insulted my taste in music, then extrapolated based on my taste in one band that I must be incapable of appreciating some mandolin concertos, then insulted my taste in music again and finally directed me to a list of your favorite radically obscure world music as if it proves your taste in music is more valid than anyone else.

I did no such thing. I just said the beatles are not THAT good. Which they are not. "World music"? Lol. You are assuming that my taste is more valid than yours. It does not matter to me what you listen to. You can continue listening to that homogeneous drivel all you want.

If you haven't heard of Buddy Guy, that's just a sad, sad shame. Life has not been fair to you. BTW, he plays a guitar and sings in English. So do many of the other people and bands I listen to. But, that's not exclusive. Despite what you may believe, I have an interest in pretty much everything, from well-known music to more obscure stuff (including world music). It is safe to say I don't typically favor top 40 corporatized, focus-group-approved pop, but I guess since you read the list of just the bands I listened to last night, you've learned enough to make a final pronouncement, huh?

Why is it a sad sad shame that I've never heard of Buddy Guy? Life has not been fair to me? Really, AtticaFinch? I hardly think so. What if I told you my ears bleed when I hear his music? What if I told you I lose IQ points everytime I hear The Mountain Goats? I dont like their stuff. I consider it junk. You may not. But I do. And I'm glad you have an interest in pretty much everything - it makes one a well-rounded and more balanced individual. Including "world music" - wherever the heck that's from. It's not "world music". What I posted is some Andean influenced Mexican, some band from Zimbabwe (which were in L.A. last year I think), some Chinese classical, and Bollywood.

The big difference between what I did and what you did is I didn't start flinging insults, dismissing other people's opinions on probably the most subjective topic on earth: music quality.

If you are insulted by my thinking you listen to top 40 corporatized, focus-group-approved pop, then I dont know what to tell you. You listen to what you listen. It is what it is.

Isn't that the same way memebag left, too? (with less drama, of course)

OK...so AtticaFlinch is the new RedScare, and I'm compared to "Plastic"...who the heck was Plastic, anyhow?

I think he was like FutureMan.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep. That's exactly what happened. When Red, who claimed he was leaving HAIF, returned to HAIF and started whining it reminded me to turn off the PM feature, too. I'd forgotten to do it the first time. I would thank RedScare for reminding me, but he says he's no longer interested in participating in HAIF. Except, of course, that he still visits HAIF.

It's a web site, not an ICBM installation. There is no thick black book listing security procedures. Sorry to disappoint.

So... do you think that because I forgot to turn it off before, I shouldn't turn if off when I remember? You think I should leave an open vector for spammers to operate on HAIF?

Because he indicated that he was through with HAIF. He did not state that he was no longer going to post and merely lurk. He stated that he was leaving the community. As stated before, all RedScare has to do to have his posting privileges restored is ask. He has my e-mail address. But I haven't heard a peep from him.

Memebag claimed he was leaving a good long ways back (for similar reasons as Red). And just a little bit ago, he came back...after not even having checked the forum for four months. He was able to post. Now he's gone again. Are you going to suspend his privliges too?

I'll bet you're wondering right now whether you can do exactly that and then deflect blame onto me, since I reminded you. It's all very Hugo Chavez of you, and something I've increasingly come to expect.

Earlier in the conversation I was naively willing to accept your security protocol on the grounds that I haven't seen any problems and that that must mean that you ought to be credited with preventing them in the first place. However...if your security protocol is in fact not so tight as you lead me to believe earlier, and in spite of many hundreds or thousands of privliged lurkers we don't currently seem to have many (if any) problems of the nature that you described, then I must sincerely question the wisdom of removing posting and PMing privliges from someone who has logged in several times since announcing his departure and attempted to participate in the community only to complain publicly about restrictions against him.

I suspect that you're waiting for a 'hand-and-knees' gesture on his part, or perhaps an apology. I assure you that that isn't going to be forthcoming. He's already demonstrated that his intention to leave completely was false (he was on HAIF just 24 hours ago according to his profile). Just humbly turn RedScare's posting and PMing privliges back on...and see what happens.

I can only assume that you're trying to be funny here. All I did was remove a sentence of name-calling from one of RedScare's posts and he had a tantrum.

Hate to break it to both you and RedScare, but name calling isn't exactly intellectualism.

My hyperbole is still very much based in reality. You are not powerful enough to commit true atrocities.

As I've already remarked several times previously, it was not the namecalling bit that caused the issue to explode. It was that you immediately turned around and attacked the attitudes of all Houstonians and also pretty clearly attacked a number of HAIFers (without naming names) who are not content to support massive public undertakings without engaging in reasoned debate over whether those projects are worthwhile as proposed. It smacks of hypocracy and anti-intellectualism.

I'm still not sure why he thinks he doesn't have to respect the other HAIFers.

What comes around goes around.

Link to post
Share on other sites

As I've already remarked several times previously, it was not the namecalling bit that caused the issue to explode.

According to the e-mail I got from Red, it wasn't about what I said it was that I dared edit something he wrote. Perhaps in your mind it helps you to think it was something else, but as I already told you in PM, RedScare was very clear about this in his e-mail to me. It appears that you're insisting on going the "repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" route with this.

As I have stated previously, I am not interested in debating RedScare with you. If RedScare has something to say, he can say it to me. He doesn't have to pass notes through you in study hall.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't see the thread in question, but Niche's comments sound a little over the top to me. We are very lucky here to have a very even-handed moderator who is also willing to discuss policies. In contrast to, for example, another forum that shall remain nameless in Houston, where posts get deleted if they offend the moderator's personal politics.

I will miss Redscare's contibutions, and will especially miss Memebag, but I think Niche is being way too hard on Editor. I say, keep up the good work.

Link to post
Share on other sites

And I think everyone should be allowed to express themselves without fear of being ridiculed or belittled. But RedScare, and his proxy TheNiche, seem to think that name calling and ridiculing others is OK. It is not. It's not my fault if Red can't play by the same rules that govern pre-schoolers.

I'm no longer interested in debating this with you, Niche. If Red wants to talk to me, he can do so directly. He has my e-mail address. He used it as recently as a couple of weeks ago. But communicating through a surrogate is not productive, and not the best use of my time. If anyone else on HAIF has questions, they can contact me as well. I've never hidden my e-mail address: editor@houstonarchitecture.com.

False. I've said time and time again that you probably did the right thing by removing a personal attack (and by indicating that the post had been edited). I can't say for sure, but only because I didn't see it--which is kind of the point. So I'm very willing to give you the benefit of the doubt on that one; it is not a matter of contention.

You say that Red believes that the portion of that particular post that was deleted is the source of contention. Based upon my discussions with Red and on what he posted before he left, I cannot corroborate your claim.

You claim that I am acting as RedScare's proxy. I've posted a couple of communications that I've received from him, but not at his request or on his behalf. The arguments and inquiries made are mine and mine alone, and I firmly believe that I am a proponent of a course of action that benefits you as well as RedScare and the HAIFing community at large.

...and please make no mistake, this is an issue that affects everybody. It is not merely between you and he.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the e-mail I got from Red, it wasn't about what I said it was that I dared edit something he wrote.

Red had indicated to me a month ago that your deletions of his legitimate content had been increasingly frustrating. And you've done the same thing to me on occasion (example: 2727 Kirby thread). Deletion of content clearly is an issue for him, but from Red's last post on the forum, your subsequent hypocracy seemed to be the last straw.

It appears that you're insisting on going the "repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" route with this.

Funny, I was just thinking a few minutes ago that that was what you were trying to do.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I did no such thing. I just said the beatles are not THAT good. Which they are not. "World music"? Lol. You are assuming that my taste is more valid than yours. It does not matter to me what you listen to. You can continue listening to that homogeneous drivel all you want.

Oh, ok, I get it. Insinuating that one must "snort LSD [sic] or smoke weed" to enjoy it is no insult. In fact, referring to my taste preferences as "homogeneous drivel" is not an attempt on your part to automatically assert the validity of your taste over anyone who happens to prefer it. Please. You did indeed insult my tastes, and everyone else's taste, and you're doing it again. Then you indeed did explicitly insinuate I couldn't possibly appreciate Vivaldi's madolin concertos because I happened to also listen to the Beatles. Oh yes you did. And then, when I mentioned I was really only familiar with Vivaldi's violin concertos, the Four Seaons in particular, you dismissed my affinity for that music as "blah." And then, you did indeed list some rather obscure musical offerings (from around the world) as if to prove your opinion was the most valid opinion. Yes you did. Have you read your posts since you wrote them? You can't spread your inflammatory, fatuous pap and then hide behind the just-my-opinion excuse as if it excuses your horrid manners.

Why is it a sad sad shame that I've never heard of Buddy Guy? Life has not been fair to me? Really, AtticaFinch? I hardly think so. What if I told you my ears bleed when I hear his music? What if I told you I lose IQ points everytime I hear The Mountain Goats? I dont like their stuff. I consider it junk. You may not. But I do. And I'm glad you have an interest in pretty much everything - it makes one a well-rounded and more balanced individual. Including "world music" - wherever the heck that's from. It's not "world music". What I posted is some Andean influenced Mexican, some band from Zimbabwe (which were in L.A. last year I think), some Chinese classical, and Bollywood.

I know! Where did I come up with such a strange description?! It must be all that LSD I've snorted, huh? Interesting that you insist you'll lose IQ points from listening to a band or a musical style after having had said you'd never even heard of (either of) those bands. So, if you do in fact decide to tell me your "ears bleed" when you listen to Buddy Guy, I'll know your grasp of the truth is beyond suspect. You've demonstrated no clear grasp of reason here, and I'm certain it's not the cacophany of homogenized drivel that's affected your IQ. I'd be interested to hear your viewpoint on other subjective art subjects. Is your view there just as myopic, hyperbolic and d**kish?

If you are insulted by my thinking you listen to top 40 corporatized, focus-group-approved pop, then I dont know what to tell you. You listen to what you listen. It is what it is.

But it isn't, is it? Since you've felt a need to denegrate mine and a host of other people's preferences, it isn't "what it is."

Link to post
Share on other sites

Red had indicated to me a month ago that your deletions of his legitimate content had been increasingly frustrating. And you've done the same thing to me on occasion (example: 2727 Kirby thread). Deletion of content clearly is an issue for him, but from Red's last post on the forum, your subsequent hypocracy seemed to be the last straw.

Funny, I was just thinking a few minutes ago that that was what you were trying to do.

Nobody is forcing you to read/post/browse/lurk on this forum - if you dont like the way it is handled, you can start your own forum where you can make your own decisions, etc....the owner/editor can do as he pleases... if he's ticking off that many people (I dont think he is) - they will all leave and there wont be that much of a forum

Edited by u080570
Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody is forcing you to read/post/browse/lurk on this forum - if you dont like the way it is handled, you can start your own forum where you can make your own decisions, etc....the owner/editor can do as he pleases... if he's ticking off that many people (I dont think he is) - they will all leave and there wont be that much of a forum

As I mentioned earlier, I could never hope to do nearly as good a job as Editor has at managing online forums. That doesn't mean that he does not commit errors in judgement from time to time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

As I mentioned earlier, I could never hope to do nearly as good a job as Editor has at managing online forums. That doesn't mean that he does not commit errors in judgement from time to time.

I never claimed that I didn't make errors in judgement, which is why I publicly asked the moderators to decide if I should be sanctioned for what I wrote.

I guess my question is -- what's your point? Why do you keep flogging this dead horse? What is it that you want me to do to make you happy? You seem more interested in continuing an argument than coming to a resolution.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been rather busy for a couple of weeks and have limited myself to reading certain topics.

As I've told my daughter, egos need a little TLC they can be shattered easily or hidden away if its wounded.

I may be one of the more ignorant members of the system, just because I'm a guy, I'm not a complete idiot.

Of course you're not an idiot! But i still think it's true that men and their egos ruin lots of things. Although, I must admit I'm sort of enjoying RedScareGate. .... not quite the Atlanta Housewives, but close. Me and the cap'n are having fun trying to figure out who is the HAIF's NeNe. It's certainly more interesting than a thread about a new texmex-flavored Sysco restaurant in midtown.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lisbon - depending on your definition of clean, and considering the downtown is moreso located in the 'burbs. Taxes are reasonable (for a European city). It has solid underground and aboveground rail service, plus busses and taxis. The city bears more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco, but the temperatures are far nicer and (believe it or not) the taxes and COL are better.

I haven't been to Portugal (or Spain) yet, but you're not the first person to recommend Lisbon to me. It's supposed to be oozing with "old world charm" but without the modern problems of a London or Paris.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I never claimed that I didn't make errors in judgement, which is why I publicly asked the moderators to decide if I should be sanctioned for what I wrote.

I guess my question is -- what's your point? Why do you keep flogging this dead horse? What is it that you want me to do to make you happy? You seem more interested in continuing an argument than coming to a resolution.

Can you declare me King of Houston? That would make me happy.

But not like one of those British Kings... I want absolute power, and I want to use public money as my personal piggy bank. Then, I'll build a building so tall it stretches halfway to space. Its footprint will be the whole of Midtown. It'll take 100 years to build, but then, maybe then, some people on this forum will stop pissing and moaning about how Houston never does anything totally rad anymore.

Edited by AtticaFlinch
Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course you're not an idiot! But i still think it's true that men and their egos ruin lots of things. Although, I must admit I'm sort of enjoying RedScareGate. .... not quite the Atlanta Housewives, but close. Me and the cap'n are having fun trying to figure out who is the HAIF's NeNe. It's certainly more interesting than a thread about a new texmex-flavored Sysco restaurant in midtown.

:popcorn:

Edited by names
Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't been to Portugal (or Spain) yet, but you're not the first person to recommend Lisbon to me. It's supposed to be oozing with "old world charm" but without the modern problems of a London or Paris.

One of these days I'll dig up some photos and post them in the appropriate forum. I've see a lot of Western Europe, and after awhile, most of the cityscapes start to blur together for various reasons or another. Lisbon is the most unique city on the continent that I've been to, and certainly the most distinctive in my memory. As an added bonus, aside from the positives mentioned already, the city isn't overinundated with fat, fanny-pack sporting midwestern tourists. There aren't a lot of English speakers, but I imagine Portuguese can't be too difficult to learn. It sounds like a hybrid of French and Spanish, so there's at least some familiarity there.

Edited by AtticaFlinch
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...



×
×
  • Create New...