• THIS IS THE 25th ANNIVERSARY YEAR FOR THE LES PAUL FORUM! PLEASE CELEBRATE WITH US AND SUPPORT US WITH A DONATION TO KEEP US GOING! We've made a large financial investment to convert the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and recently moved to a new hosting platform. We also have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!
  • WE HAVE MOVED THE LES PAUL FORUM TO A NEW HOSTING PROVIDER! Let us know how things are going! Many thanks, Mike Slubowski, Admin

I forgot my secret decoder box

plaintop

Active member
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
9,591
Somebody say something controversial already. I’m dying here! I know the forum is a much happier place now, but it seems to have lost something in the process. Kind of dry in here, don’t you think? I mean, threads like the feud between LPM and I are rare, but fascinating. Look how many people “tuned in” on that one. It was reality forum at it’s finest! That stuff is so damn interesting to people, myself included. I understand it may be a bitch to manage those types of threads, but we need something real-time and interesting to read…
 

doodman

Active member
Joined
Dec 2, 2002
Messages
5,635
plaintop59 said:
Somebody say something controversial already. I’m dying here! I know the forum is a much happier place now, but it seems to have lost something in the process. Kind of dry in here, don’t you think? I mean, threads like the feud between LPM and I are rare, but fascinating. Look how many people “tuned in” on that one. It was reality forum at it’s finest! That stuff is so damn interesting to people, myself included. I understand it may be a bitch to manage those types of threads, but we need something real-time and interesting to read…

You don't have to be such a fag about it.
 

AtomEve

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2002
Messages
4,666
What exactly are the "ground rules" so to speak?

No religion, no politics....nothing that anyone could possibly disagree over????

I miss intelligent discourse about politics.... not that there was ever any around here!:lolspin


How about "my 57 classics will blow the doors off your PAF's any time"....

or...... I never played a Sunburst that sounded nearly as good as my 1979 Silverburst.......
:lolspin
 

Lily

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 13, 2001
Messages
8,793
The rules are the same as before. Except that now, you must be subscribed to participate in off topic conversations.

The hope is that those who were here specifically to cause trouble and dissension in any of the backstage threads have split. I'm hoping it's not as attractive to come here just to troll and cause trouble when it could mean losing $30 out of your own pocket - just to get the boot. :)
 

AtomEve

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2002
Messages
4,666
Lily said:
The rules are the same as before. Except that now, you must be subscribed to participate in off topic conversations.

The hope is that those who were here specifically to cause trouble and dissension in any of the backstage threads have split. I'm hoping it's not as attractive to come here just to troll and cause trouble when it could mean losing $30 out of your own pocket - just to get the boot. :)

I think I sort of knew that already.... I guess everyone is afraid a little bit to step over the "line" whatever that is. I think it's great that it's no longer out of control here, though I do miss the heated discussions about politics, religion, environment etc.. a bit. Just a bit mind you. Most of it was pretty pointless. Trying to discuss or explain a moral, ethical or philosophical viewpoint on a guitar forum is sort of an excersize in futility anyway. I guess you have to take the good with the bad and we will all slowly develop a place to hang out together.

I saw a really great and what I considered thought provoking column that I was hoping to post here. After I thought about it for a milisecond I posted it on another forum... only to be accused of looking for a fight by another forum member I have a decent relationship with (well amicable I think).

I've come to the conclusion that to discuss deeply anything not related to music such as the aforementioned topics or something a bit spiritual or philosophical on forum such as this is not really beneficial. Or maybe it is now that we can expect no one to come here just to troll and cause trouble. Then again how many people really want to have thought provoking discussion about any of that stuff? It does tend to turn into barb tossing....

How about those Mets???? Potato (Not Potatoe Dan) salad anyone?:lolspin
 

Cogswell

The Duke of Dumbassery
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Messages
15,717
I don't think anyone is afraid to talk about controversial stuff. I just think most folks are tired of it. Give it a rest.
 

Heritage 80

New member
Joined
Jan 10, 2002
Messages
7,000
I think there's a very necessary "cooling off" period going on. There have been a few attempts to stir the pot, but I, for one, am not in the stirring mood. I'm sure as folks get to know who all's hanging out and what the general climate is, things will return to the biker bar this area is famous for. Right now, I'm enjoying the peace and quiet.;)
 

Big Al

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2002
Messages
14,547
Fuck all you pussies!

Someone buy me a friggin' beer allready!
 

JoeP

New member
Joined
Jul 23, 2001
Messages
1,168
Come on' in Big AL.. We got Schlitz, and Falstaff....

Cheap beer has no alcohol.. We just got beer...

:lolspin
 

Big Al

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2002
Messages
14,547
Chug a lug, Joe!
Beer and freinds are a beautiful thang.

Wish we could Jam, I am in the mood, if ya know what I mean. I am dying to post some stuf,f so you Mohambees can hear how I play and sound. Can't figure out a damn thing on this here Apple computer. (any computer).

But I am itchin' to do some playing.
 
Top