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This forum: a big disappointment!
8 May 2013
7.46am
Yhaal House
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I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

It is mostly on the level of a bunch of 14 year old girls still living in 1963 and hysterically discussing in the playground who is their favourite member of the band .

The so-called musicology forum is laughable!

And I don't like being greeting with the word 'Howdy'.

8 May 2013
7.51am
Von Bontee
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Well then, howdy!

Here's an insightful topic: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ollection/

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8 May 2013
9.21am
LongHairedLady
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You mad bro?  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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8 May 2013
10.52am
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If you want "intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles" then post "intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles". Its a fan forum, its up to each individual how the forum goes, whats posted and the topics discussed. To moan its mainly drivel is incorrect in my opinion anyway as its clearly not.

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8 May 2013
12.18pm
Joe
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Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

It is mostly on the level of a bunch of 14 year old girls still living in 1963 and hysterically discussing in the playground who is their favourite member of the band .

The so-called musicology forum is laughable!

And I don't like being greeting with the word 'Howdy'.

I don't think anyone's misled you. It's an open access forum. You didn't have to register and post here, and should have been able to see what the contents were before you did so. If you didn't do so you don't really have the right to complain about being misled.

Yes, there are probably too many "Which x is your favourite"-type threads, but you can ignore them should you wish.

The recording and musicology section is a place for people to post slightly more technical stuff. Again, people can ignore that if they're not interested - that's why it's in a separate section. If you want to start a scholarly discussion go right ahead. You will get people joining in. If you are unable to do so then don't complain.

The 'Howdy' greeting is a WordPress default thing. I don't know if it can be changed. Regardless, it sounds like you've got a chip on your shoulder that's bigger than your feet. If you don't like this forum try another - there are dozens of Beatles discussion sites across the web.

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8 May 2013
12.24pm
Joe
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Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

Among the "scholarly" topics started by Yhaal House:

George's first foray into exotic instruments was not the sitar...
"I was reading an article by mysterious musicologist & mystic Krick Stahlschwanz that said that George's first interest in exotic instruments was the Vulcan Arse Flute."

Ringo's Famous Hot Water Bottle Collection...
"It's a shame the Beatles never recorded his 'Oh Bugger My Hot Water Bottle Burst In The Night' tune when he proffered it for consideration during the Let It Be/ Get Back sessions."

 

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8 May 2013
3.28pm
Expert Textpert
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The forum is great, and this is probably the best Beatles site on the Internet.

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8 May 2013
3.50pm
Sky999
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May I point out to you mister stick in his butt, that this would probably go under the Getting Better forum and possibly under the thread Improvements, not Recording and musicology! Even though you made one sentence about the musicology; however, the rest of it was about the site itself! Furthermore, if you don't like it, leave! No one is holding a gun to your head making you stay! 

 *spits tobacco in a tin can* Oh, howdy partner. How ye during?

Y'all come back now, ya 're? *cues Beverly Hillbillies song* 

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8 May 2013
4.44pm
LongHairedLady
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sky090909 said
May I point out to you mister stick in his butt, that this would probably go under the Getting Better forum and possibly under the thread Improvements, not Recording and musicology! Even though you made one sentence about the this musicology; however, the rest of it was about the site itself! Furthermore, if you don't like it, leave! No one is holding a gun to your head making you stay! 

 *spits tobacco in a tin can* Oh, howdy partner. How ye during?

Y'all come back now, ya 're? *cues Beverly Hillbillies song* 

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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 May 2013
4.44pm
LongHairedLady
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It's been a while since a troll popped in, I guess we were due for one.  ahdn_paul_01

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 May 2013
4.52pm
Sky999
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LongHairedLady said
It's been a while since a troll popped in, I guess we were due for one.  ahdn_paul_01

Theres one on every site unfortunately. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

8 May 2013
6.11pm
SatanHimself
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There are other, busier Beatle forums online with more technical topics.  Why not check out one of those?  Just type "Beatles Forum" into Google, and there they are.

But any forum is only as good as its members.  You're a member.  So simple logic dictates that if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.  

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8 May 2013
7.35pm
Funny Paper
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My two cents (or "tuppence" for the Limeys) for what they're worth is that I've found this forum to be a fusion of social conviviality (from the mundane and casual to the more engaging); music appreciation and love of the Beatles; and knowledge of the Beatles.  While at first glance, to the impetuously impatient and petulant observer (cough, cough), the forum may seem to be filled with superficial froth, I've found that more often than not, whenever I broach a more technical "musicological" question about the Beatles, quite a few members will come out of the woodwork to offer interesting and technically useful knowledge and observations.

This isn't always the case, of course.  Nothing is perfect in life.  I'm still waiting to know the definitive answer as to whether or not Paul played an actual kazoo on "You're Sixteen" (on the Ringo solo album).  Perhaps Yhaal, with his vast repository of scholarly girth filling out his knickers, can supply the correct answer?

 

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8 May 2013
8.07pm
Inner Light
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Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

It is mostly on the level of a bunch of 14 year old girls still living in 1963 and hysterically discussing in the playground who is their favourite member of the band .

The so-called musicology forum is laughable!

And I don't like being greeting with the word 'Howdy'.

Beatle fans come in all shapes and sizes and all different age groups. So many young people have discovered the Beatles for their first time on this site which I find exceptional. The information that this site offers is excellent. This is by far the best site available to fans. I agree that some topics may not appeal to everyone but you have a choice on what you would like to respond to. There is something for everyone here to enjoy and this site has brighten the world for so many of us fans. I have been a part of this forum for two years now and those who know me, know I take things very seriously and like to respond with something physiological to inject regarding any topic I appear on. It is important to me to be real and I feel I can be myself with my comments and the forum's response has help me grow not only as a fan but a human being. Joe has done a tremendous job putting together this site and I want to take this time once again to thank him.  

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8 May 2013
8.55pm
DrBeatle
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Joe said

Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

Among the "scholarly" topics started by Yhaal House:

George's first foray into exotic instruments was not the sitar...
"I was reading an article by mysterious musicologist & mystic Krick Stahlschwanz that said that George's first interest in exotic instruments was the Vulcan Arse Flute."

Ringo's Famous Hot Water Bottle Collection...
"It's a shame the Beatles never recorded his 'Oh Bugger My Hot Water Bottle Burst In The Night' tune when he proffered it for consideration during the Let It Be/ Get Back sessions."

 

:lol:

 

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8 May 2013
9.09pm
Sky999
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DrBeatle said

Joe said

Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

Among the "scholarly" topics started by Yhaal House:

George's first foray into exotic instruments was not the sitar...
"I was reading an article by mysterious musicologist & mystic Krick Stahlschwanz that said that George's first interest in exotic instruments was the Vulcan Arse Flute."

Ringo's Famous Hot Water Bottle Collection...
"It's a shame the Beatles never recorded his 'Oh Bugger My Hot Water Bottle Burst In The Night' tune when he proffered it for consideration during the Let It Be/ Get Back sessions."

 

:lol:

 

Don't forget this one: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....pe/#p73765

 

8 May 2013
9.17pm
Sky999
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Inner Light said

Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

It is mostly on the level of a bunch of 14 year old girls still living in 1963 and hysterically discussing in the playground who is their favourite member of the band .

The so-called musicology forum is laughable!

And I don't like being greeting with the word 'Howdy'.

Beatle fans come in all shapes and sizes and all different age groups. So many young people have discovered the Beatles for their first time on this site which I find exceptional. The information that this site offers is excellent. This is by far the best site available to fans.

Agree. I was amazed by the information on the site when I first came here. It is better than the average site about The Beatles.

8 May 2013
10.01pm
Von Bontee
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sky090909 said

DrBeatle said

Joe said

Yhaal House said
I expected this forum to be full of intelligent and informed insight re. the Beatles.

But I was mislead!

It's full of the most unscholarly drivel one can imagine.

Among the "scholarly" topics started by Yhaal House:

George's first foray into exotic instruments was not the sitar...
"I was reading an article by mysterious musicologist & mystic Krick Stahlschwanz that said that George's first interest in exotic instruments was the Vulcan Arse Flute."

Ringo's Famous Hot Water Bottle Collection...
"It's a shame the Beatles never recorded his 'Oh Bugger My Hot Water Bottle Burst In The Night' tune when he proffered it for consideration during the Let It Be/ Get Back sessions."

 

:lol:

 

Don't forget this one: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....pe/#p73765

 

That one actually posed a worthwhile question worth discussing - too bad it was posed in such a smug, condescending manner.

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8 May 2013
10.07pm
Beatles in the Blood
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Yes this fourm is a bust, if were talking about the topic I'm typing in right now.

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8 May 2013
11.12pm
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I consider this forum a gateway to bigger things for new Beatle fans, hence there a lot more "simplistic" (if you will) threads.

I like it here because I get to see the new generation of fans who are just discovering a bigger world of music come and ask questions of us old-timers.  Instead of endlessly arguing over an extra half-second of reverb on a Mexican fold-down mono pressing of 'Abbey Road', we get to make recommendations about how to explore the Beatle universe.

If you want to discuss the serious nuts and bolts, go to http://www.bootlegzone.com and dig through their forums.  You will not be disappointed.  Overwhelmed, yes.  Disappointed, no.

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