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I have separated if from the other thread because my comment was being led into discussion that was inappropriate and was maligning the mood of the fore-named forum. I have included this as a separate to allow others to contribute without ruining the Idle Chit-Chatterers' Thread.
Here's how the discussion started:
Oh well excuse me if I'm trying to be tactful and not broadcast the reason our forum was forced offline!
P.S. This thread is getting too long!
I'm not sure what you mean, dave.... the whole Piano Lounge is idle chit chat!dave brum wrote: Yes isn't it wonderful. We'd all forgotten how good it is to celebrate the art of conversation (and make new friends in the process). If the thread, or indeed the Lounge at large wasn't used, guess who would have been first to pull the plug on it.
The reason I mention the point is that no new members are going to want to be bothered wading through 13 pages of chat just to get to know other members, which is primarily why the Piano Lounge exists. In a thread the length of Idle chit-chatterers' corner, the previous 8 or 9 pages are ignorable because the topics are constantly changing which in turn, makes it harder for new folks to comment on earlier comments or discussions.
It's a practical point. If you have problems with what I am saying dave, feel free to send me a PM but I'm not going to have some exchange of wits over it for others to read.
I'm not saying to get rid of the chit-chatterers' corner! All I am saying is to consider using another thread when introducing a topic that could give a chance to other users, who do not check in on daily basis, to engage in the discussion topics. The topics change so quickly in a single thread that could otherwise be expanded in a single-topic thread if given a chance.
It's partly because of this problem with the text box that the Moderators' Forum exists.
You don't need to do that - why the Falls of all places by the way?dave brum wrote:Well, never mind Mark. How about I buy you a nice ice-cold pint of finest porter down on the Falls sometime as a make-up gesture????
I shouldn't have said that you were being "petty and argumentative" like that on the forum for everyone to read despite my saying that PMs would have been the best way to air the issue so I am sorry for that.
On the note about the closure of the idle chit-chatterer's thread, after all the fuss you made about the separate thread issue, I started to question myself and wondered if I was being too "tight" about the whole thing. I then made a post in the Moderators' Forum to ask the other moderators' for their take on the situation and Barrie made the final decision on the matter.
I do agree with you about the other posters that we never see in the Piano Lounge much these days but I can't help but wonder if it shows just how committed they were in the first place to maintaining relationships and contacts. Real forum supporters don't just bail out when they get the info and help they need. No amount of ongoing threads - not even the idle chit-chatterers' thread - will change people's attitudes or motives for joining a forum. I get those folks all the time in Digital Pianos!