Another forum, Ugh!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Paul G., Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Paul G.

    Paul G. Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some info and went over to MyLesPaul forum.

    Now, there are some fine people there; but I must say there's a ton of pompous, pretentious, cork-sniffing, condescending talk there.

    I feel the need to wash.

    Thank goodness for this place, keeps me sane.

    P.
     
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    You didn't know ? Did you scrub real good ?
     
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    a closed mind is nothing to be proud of...

    I've run into the same kind of jerks on the Martin Guitar forum
    and the Telecaster forum, both of which places I don't spend
    much time.

    People are nice to me here, and so I kind of like it,
    and miss everybody if I don't check in.

    Let's keep it that way. Let's just be nice to each other.
    We might start a trend.
     
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    Absolutely :)
     
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    That'd be why I left too.
     
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    Which forum were you on?
     
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    Other forums can be dangerous places.......mean kids that steal your lunch and shove you in lockers......
     
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    Forums are hit or miss, but it's funny that similar minds gravitate towards each other. For my cars there's two main forums, one is extremely helpful and full of knowledgeable professionals and hobbyists, the other tends to constantly descend into bickering and BS. When I search google I automatically avoid the latter now because nothing pisses me off more than dead threads.

    Edit: actually a lot of stuff pisses me off more, you get the point haha
     
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    MyLesPaul same as the OP

    How to respond, how to respond... We'll probably hit the topic tomorrow
     
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    I joined up May 2009. Just about a week after I joined the ranks of the many unemployed. For the most part, conversations here have been civil, fun and/or informative. In my time here I’ve been sucked in by a couple trolls, but that too passed.

    Regardless. This place helped keep me from going to a bad place while job searching.
     
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    I meant which forum on MLP. The Backstage can be like that, but the other forums are pretty mellow, especially the SG one.

    I’m an MLP regular. There’s some characters there. Not sure what happened.
     
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    It's better here because SG's rule'n Les Paul's drool!:naughty:
     
  13. Paul G.

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    The Historic forum. Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy are there some opinionated and nitpicky people there.

    P.
     
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    Just tell them that they’re all just angry and jealous b/c they don’t have real vintage LP’s. lol
     
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    To a large degree, I spent most of my time in "Other Guitars" where it was fine, but I made the mistake of venturing out into another section where I ended calling a sponsor a corksniffer because someone had asked about shielding and this guy gave him a rash and a ish as well as the old "they didn't have it in '59 YOU don't need it now" line. If the guy wants to shield his axe, I say let him.

    Caught a month's "vacation" for that.
     
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    I was considering (since purchased) a Historic with a contoured heel. Went through the archives for info/experience on the model. Apparently making a guitar more playable while retaining vintage features is exactly the same as butchering babies and drinking their blood.

    BTW -- I have owned 2 originals in my life -- a 1954 and a 1960. I used to hang out with a heady crowd and have probably had at least a dozen in my hands. I know what they were and don't care if your pickguard is a bit too yellow or your capacitor is wound counterclockwise unlike the...blah, blah blah.

    P.
     
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    There's a lot more of that there than here, although McCarty forbid you put locking tuners on your axe! "Thou shalt tie thy strings in the manner prescribed in the Book of Paul (Reed Smith)"!
    My position is well established here. Suffice to say, I think we agree on most aspects.
     
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    I love going into forums like that and asking typical idiot questions which I know will set off the more regal members. Love it.
     
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    The problem is they all have too much $$$$$ sunk into these inflated historic LPs and the only way to try and retain those values is by keeping up the corksniffing. I think it's that simple.
     
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    Oh, it's not just the hysteric LP set, it's the clowns with brand new Standards that can be even worse.
     
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