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The diversity of this forum


J. Dan

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Lately there have been a lot of conflicting opinions on a few things, and I wanted to comment.

 

The fact is, we have a very diverse group here. I personally find that to be nothing short of awesome. On one hand, it results in very different opinions on certain things that can turn contentious. OTOH, we have experience and expertise here from every perspective you can imagine. I find that invaluable.

 

I'm sorry if I've gotten a little pissy. It may come off as being defensive, or offended. To the contrary, I just want to make sure that nobody makes excuses and weighs all of the experience and expertise available.

 

It helps to get to know the people on here and their perspective. I can tell now which nuggets of gold to value most from each forumite based on what I know of them. If you don't know that, I can see attacks based on how it might not align with your paradigm. But I assure everybody that this is the best resource on the net for an overall coverage of all things keyboard. There may be better places for certain things Hammond or korg, or whatever. But this place rocks. Be patient, get to know your fellow forumites, and most important, be thoughtful and helpful.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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If anybody needs to apologize for being snarky recently, it's me.

 

Thanks for the reminder, Dan. :thu:

 

This forum has been my top resource for a long time. It's helped me pick up my game in a big way. Most often I don't have to ask, because what I want to know is already being discussed. All of that and some.

 

I'm a little dissappointed that I wasn't named Goodwill Ambassador, but I remain grateful that I haven't gotten the Dave Horne gold watch.

 

Humble apologies to everybody I've offended.

 

And I apologize in avance to those I haven't offended yet.

--wmp
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I'm a little dissappointed that I wasn't named Goodwill Ambassador, but I remain grateful that I haven't gotten the Dave Horne gold watch.

 

:D

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Hear! Hear!

 

This is the year that I basically had to walk away from that other keyboard forum. Their missteps were due totally to site management, not because of the forumites. Keyboard Corner is now my "go to" site.

 

I should mention that I also joined the Piano World forum. They have lots of great stuff about acoustic piano. Just don't get too involved in discussions about classical music. There are some serious snobs there. I have a theory that classical music is declining in popularity due to the snobbish attitude of the fans, not because of the music.

 

Elitism is in check on this forum.

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There may be some who disagree, but I actually think that this forum is much better than it was a year ago.. I think that the membership is much more tolerant of different opinions, and newbees, and there are far less obvious biases. There is also a lot less sarcasm and RTFM type comments, and a lot more helpfulness in general.

 

A year ago there was a guy who joined the forum made one post and he was so badly harassed over that post that he permanently left the forum within 24 hours (a guy I know who had a wealth of information to share!!). That was disgraceful behaviour on the part of a number of forum members and I haven't seen any of that crap lately.

 

Kudos to everyone for building a better sense of kinship and helpfulness.

 

 

Craig MacDonald

Hammond BV, Franken-B (A100 in a BV cabinet), Leslies 122/147/44W, Crumar Mojo, HX3 module, Korg Kronos, VR-09, Roland GAIA, Burn, Ventilator

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Let's see.... I've been called a poser after saying that too many jazz musicians focus on the mechanical and ignore the emotional side of music, an Apple hater even though I have 4 apple computers and 3 iPads in my house, oh, and was told my band must not be very good if we don't like playing Eric Clapton's "Cocain". I remember the conversations but I don't remember who said them. Discussions sometimes get heated. You get over it and move on.

 

I'd like to know the average IQ of the forum members here. Lot of smart people here.

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wmp said: "I remain grateful that I haven't gotten the Dave Horne gold watch."

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What is the Dave Horne gold watch?

And, anyone knows what happened to him? I seem to remember enjoying his contributions to the forum.

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wmp said: "I remain grateful that I haven't gotten the Dave Horne gold watch."

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What is the Dave Horne gold watch?

And, anyone knows what happened to him? I seem to remember enjoying his contributions to the forum.

 

He was banninated a few years back. You can probably find him on Facebook.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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There may be some who disagree, but I actually think that this forum the Roland VR-09 is much better than it was a year ago.

Fixed. ;)

 

BOTH!!!! Agreed.. and I had faith!! some didn't..

 

(still a couple things I want fixed!!)

Craig MacDonald

Hammond BV, Franken-B (A100 in a BV cabinet), Leslies 122/147/44W, Crumar Mojo, HX3 module, Korg Kronos, VR-09, Roland GAIA, Burn, Ventilator

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There may be some who disagree, but I actually think that this forum is much better than it was a year ago.. I think that the membership is much more tolerant of different opinions, and newbees, and there are far less obvious biases. There is also a lot less sarcasm and RTFM type comments, and a lot more helpfulness in general.

 

A year ago there was a guy who joined the forum made one post and he was so badly harassed over that post that he permanently left the forum within 24 hours (a guy I know who had a wealth of information to share!!). That was disgraceful behaviour on the part of a number of forum members and I haven't seen any of that crap lately.

 

Kudos to everyone for building a better sense of kinship and helpfulness.

 

 

+1, Craig is right. I remember my first post on my review of the SK2. I was not only blasted for the content of the post but was also accused of being someone else posting for a well known company. However, the board does seem more "poster friendly", but there will always be differences of opinion. And that is a good thing as long as discussions are in a civil manner. A bit like the NFL hotshots? And this board was actually a valuable source of information that led to me moving from the SK2 to a Mojo. All in all a good thing.

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Let's see.... I've been called a poser after saying that too many jazz musicians focus on the mechanical and ignore the emotional side of music, an Apple hater even though I have 4 apple computers and 3 iPads in my house, oh, and was told my band must not be very good if we don't like playing Eric Clapton's "Cocain". I remember the conversations but I don't remember who said them. Discussions sometimes get heated. You get over it and move on.

 

I'd like to know the average IQ of the forum members here. Lot of smart people here.

 

IQ? A, a, around 200 to 103 depending ;-)

EQ, now that's the thing that I suck at

 

WMP apology accepted lol

 

edit rabid I agree with you about jazz and emotional vs mechanical side.. whatever that means :wave:

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There may be some who disagree, but I actually think that this forum the Roland VR-09 is much better than it was a year ago.

Fixed. ;)

 

BOTH!!!! Agreed.. and I had faith!! some didn't..

 

(still a couple things I want fixed!!)

 

 

I DID And ditto

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