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9 May 2013
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LongHairedLady
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I really enjoy this forum, I think it's a great mix of topics and people.  If I want to be a fangirl and talk about that type of stuff, there's a place for it.  If I want to chat about something more technical, there's a place for that too, and everything in between.  

The only other message board I've used was a Beastie Boys one, and that was almost 14 years ago now.  People were not very welcoming or friendly.  ahdn_paul_01

Like Joe said to this troll, if you don't like a thread, you don't have to read it.  a-hard-days-night-john-3

"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!"

 

9 May 2013
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Joe
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I've moved this thread to Getting Better, as that's where it belongs.

For studio/technical discussions, I've found the Steve Hoffman forum pretty unbeatable. There are some frighteningly well informed people there. I don't post often but I do lurk occasionally, and it pops up in Google searches fairly regularly.

Thanks for the kinds words about the site. While it's nice that everyone closed ranks in support, I think the OP does raise a subject which is worth discussing. Obviously a forum's only as good as its members, but it is up to a site's owners to try to cultivate a space with character, avoid/encourage anarchy or hostility, and make it complement the rest (ie non forum part) of the site

When I set up this site I spent a lot of time researching and writing about Beatles songs and history, creating a site that I'd want to read myself. I thought it might follow that the forum continued in a similar theme, with some fairly serious debates and analysis. That hasn't always happened, and it's OK - I think I quite like the variety. But what I don't want is for people who want an in-depth discussion to be put off by all the "Who's got the best hair" type threads (that's not aimed at anyone in particular - just a general comment).

I'm not sure if there's a way to separate the serious/frivolous, or even if we'd want to. I like the idea that older/knowledgeable fans mingle with those just discovering The Beatles, and I am glad that the forum's not nearly as teenagery as it was a few years back when MrBig was trying to fight/fuck everyone. But it does feel that the tone of the forum is different from the comments on the main site, which tend to be more focused and informative (possibly because I simply don't publish the idiot ones).

Thoughts/suggestions welcome.

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9 May 2013
2.37pm
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SatanHimself
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9 May 2013
3.02pm
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Funny Paper
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Joe said
I've moved this thread to
Getting Better, as that's where it belongs.
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I'm not sure if there's a way to separate the serious/frivolous, or even if we'd want to. I like the idea that older/knowledgeable fans mingle with those just discovering The Beatles, and I am glad that the forum's not nearly as teenagery as it was a few years back when MrBig was trying to fight/fuck everyone. But it does feel that the tone of the forum is different from the comments on the main site, which tend to be more focused and informative (possibly because I simply don't publish the idiot ones).

Thoughts/suggestions welcome.

One practical suggestion would be to add a more "hard core" or "intense" forum right below the "Musicology and Recordings" one -- called something like Advanced Technical Topics for the Serious Beatlemaniacs (or OBD: Obsessive-Beatley Disorder blue-meanie).  Then the header could explain further, and administrators could keep out the fluff.

Thanks for the tip on the Steve Hoffman forum -- I'll see if anyone there can finally offer definitive proof on whether or not Paul played a kazoo on "You're Sixteen" on the Ringo solo album.

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9 May 2013
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I'm a bit reluctant to create a hardcore Beatlemaniacs' section, as I'd like to have more of the in-depth stuff and fewer of the fluffy ones. Segregating it might mean the interesting discussions get kept out of other threads, and people get discouraged to participate.

To illustrate what I'm getting at, in the Songs section I'd initially hoped there'd be hugely in-depth discussions about what was recorded, similarities, threads, theories and themes. But they tend to be dominated by "Rank your favourite Rubber Soul songs"-type list threads, which become quite self-obsessed. Does anyone really pay attention to people's alternative White Album running orders? Are they of any use or interest to anyone other than the author? It's a tough call because they're quite popular, but my word they can clog up the forum.

I had considered hiving off top 10s etc into their own area, but I don't know if it's feasible. Who's to judge what's important or not? Maybe I should just go with what we've got - it seems to work well enough most of the time.

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14 May 2013
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Damn, now that I have time to check the forum again, you're all telling me that I won't be able to discuss about George Harrison's cuteness anymore?  ahdn_paul_01

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
14 May 2013
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Egroeg Evoli
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Don't worry, we'll just limit it to this thread: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....-thingies/

:D

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Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

15 May 2013
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mithveaen said
Damn, now that I have time to check the forum again, you're all telling me that I won't be able to discuss about
George Harrison's cuteness anymore?  ahdn_paul_01

I dare anyone to try and stop you!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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