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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:38:37 PM »
I'm going to lock this thread, because there are people who have been warned about the direction of their recent posts, but who are still going at each other.

I am going to use a quick trigger when it comes to deleting messages or banning members. I would really hate to ban a valued member of this forum because they decide they're so angry they want to lash out, and don't care what happens.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:35:50 PM »
I've read what he said and I consider that an insult.


The post has been edited. Please don't try to inflame things and make the situation worse.

If we are going to start banning people for things that were posted, and later changed or removed, you would have already been banned.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:34:29 PM »
When things get inflamed like this, everybody remembers the insults and affronts they have been given, and nobody wants to be the first to start behaving responsibly again. But that is what MUST happen, or else we will have to ban everybody involved, or shut the forum down completely.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:13:10 PM »
Everybody needs to cool off, please.

We intend to enforce the rules of the forum. Just because you are angry at something someone else has said doesn't mean you can break the rules in response.

If someone posts something you consider a violation (personal insults in particular), please report the post to the forum moderators and admin. We're going to moderate a bit more tightly for a while until order is restored.

Everyone please remember the point of an internet forum is discussion and the sharing of ideas. Simply put, we come here FOR FUN. It's not supposed to be a series of arguments or insults or belittlements. We all need to behave better, please!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:49:08 AM »
I guess I will add:

The moderators and admins of the forum are aware when a forum member changes their name. It's very easy to see that recently, Crossing the Threshold became Cosmic Fabric, and that name has just been changed today to Crepuscule.

We don't object to people changing their name because they wish to identify as a new name which they like better. Since people aren't required to use their true name as a forum username, I don't see any reason why a person couldn't change it.

One thing we won't stand for, though, is name-changing as a way of deceiving other forum members or the general forum community, or to enable the causing of disruption. If the idea is to create trouble under one name, only to switch to a new username in order to avoid facing responsibility for trouble caused under the old username, all I can say is that is something we will stop. Intentionally causing disruption or trying to upset the community or other forum members is something that can get users permanently banned.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:31:40 AM »
The reason we permit people to change usernames on a given profile is that if we don't, people will frequently abandon their profile and create new profiles over and over, every time they want a new name.

Overall, it causes fewer problems this way.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Origin Reversal
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:21:02 AM »
Cool news -- and a great cover! Congratulations.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:03:21 PM »
No, Castleview is right. Quit being so confrontational and rude. There have been thousands of people visiting and posting here over the years, and only a very small number have problems getting along with others. Consider that if you're angering or irritating a large number of people, it might be something about your approach.

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Fun, and funny. And I'm surprised to see this chosen as a subject for humor!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:32:32 AM »
Chris23, thanks very much for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:53:42 PM »
I recently read Suttree for the first time, and loved it. It was great to see McCarthy working in a different mode - funnier and more personal. Still very harsh, though.

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We still sell CDs, but it does seem like people are less inclined to talk about them, whether they liked them or not. Maybe people are worried we'll be offended if they have any comments other than pure praise, but that's not true. Not every new release can be everyone's favorite, we realize.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Aphex Twin
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:22:07 PM »
I've been getting all excited since the announcement, until I remembered that I didn't particularly love Drukqs. I mean, it was a decent enough album, but not that kind of thing to make me line up at midnight outside the record store the night before release day to make sure I get a copy, you know?

It's just good to know that he's going to get back to releasing music again.

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I hadn't seen the thread in several days, and it's only now come to my attention that things seem to have derailed here. I've skimmed the whole thread, and I'm going to lock this while I determine which posts to delete and which members get warned or banned.

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Hello, Lance. I hope you'll find everyone friendly here.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:20:29 AM »
Didn't see this over the weekend, as Lena and I were traveling for our anniversary -- but I'm glad your copy has arrived. Hope you'll enjoy!

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Welcome, Chris!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: August 04, 2014, 08:46:23 AM »
Maybe it's just because I'm a fiction writer myself, but I always find it interesting to hear a writer talk about where their story came from, how it developed, and all that kind of "behind the scenes" stuff.

If you're into SF/F at all, the Coode Street Podcast is a wonderful resource to explore. They do a new one every week.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:35:38 AM »
Speaking of Ancillary Justice, though I still haven't read it yet, I just enjoyed a recent episode of the Coode Street Podcast on which Ann Leckie was a guest. It's freely downloadable here:

http://jonathanstrahan.podbean.com/e/episode-192-anne-leckie-gender-and-ancillary-justice/

I listen to this podcast just about every week, and always enjoy Jonathan Strahan and Gary Wolfe's discussions about Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction and publishing.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: July 21, 2014, 04:00:23 PM »
Ancillary Justice seems to be taking the SF world by storm this year. I just returned from ReaderCon, a big science fiction, fantasy and horror convention in Boston, and lots of people were talking about it. I expect I'll read it soon.

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