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#46 hummingbird

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 17:12

It is completely normal for threads to wander off topic, and that is what leads to some of the most interesting conversations and discoveries.  The easy way to get them back "on-topic", if you feel that is necessary, is to post something yourself that relates to the way the thread started - not to berate others.

Some people do try to get back on topic in this way, but it's difficult when others are determined to pursue an off-topic conversation. My own view is that a few off-topic posts are almost inevitable, but if an off-topic discussion takes on a life of its own, it's best to start a new thread to continue it. I don't think it's quite fair to complain about someone politely pointing out that a thread is off-topic - it is against the rules after all!
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#47 DaisyChain

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 17:37

I've been here long enough to experience perfectly valid and interesting threads being deleted for being off topic- even without the posters resorting to insults or inappropriate comments- just differing opinions that had no bearing on the original topic whatsoever. It hasn't happened for a while, but if you (and indeed any other member) want to discuss the merits of two pianists, why not branch off into a thread of your own? RoseRodent did it recently with clothes. It was a perfectly valid request.  

 

We all know from what StefanYamaha said before...he wants to bring the bad old days back.  Why feed the troll? 


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#48 notmusimum

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 17:42

I've been here long enough to experience perfectly valid and interesting threads being deleted for being off topic- even without the posters resorting to insults or inappropriate comments- just differing opinions that had no bearing on the original topic whatsoever. It hasn't happened for a while, but if you (and indeed any other member) want to discuss the merits of two pianists, why not branch off into a thread of your own? RoseRodent did it recently with clothes. It was a perfectly valid request.  

 

We all know from what StefanYamaha said before...he wants to bring the bad old days back.  Why feed the troll? 

 

 

I've noticed a number of threads being derailed recently.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 18:03

:offTopic:

Monty isn't :offTopic: - he was my "marry" choice. I thought this thread was supposed to be light hearted and fun!


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 18:29

I thought this thread was supposed to be light hearted and fun!

Exactly! And to get back on topic, I shall snog VH2, marry StefanYamaha and avoid this thread for a while :D
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 18:35

 

I thought this thread was supposed to be light hearted and fun!

Exactly! And to get back on topic, I shall snog VH2, marry StefanYamaha and avoid this thread for a while :D

 

 

:D

 

I'll carry on with my snogging of Beethoven and Schubert, marry any poor soul who'll have me (after watching Rev. I have a thing for Tom Hollander :blush: ) and avoid getting into any disagreements.  :peace2:


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 19:13

Oh wow, well this has gone downhill since my earlier post...

 

As I said in an earlier post in this thread, the composer I would "marry" is Debussy. Ogawa is a Debussy specialist. It's really that straight forward :)


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 21:21

I am chastised.  No more going off-topic.

 

Snog: That is for teenagers

Marry: Not Again

Avoid: I hardly need to say who that will be


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#54 Cyrilla

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 22:57

Clip, clop, clippety-clop...

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#55 hummingbird

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:26

If polygamy is allowed, I would like to:

Snog: RVW
Marry: RVW's Sinfonia Antartica
Avoid: Continuing the Antarctic connection, I shall avoid Robert Falcon Scott. Bad for the health.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:52

s-Mozart

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a- Einaudi ( the reason why I changed hairdresser, she only played cd's with his music)


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:53

Also to avoid is most Jazz music.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:19

I can understand avoiding abstract or non-sentient things but I can't quite get my head around marrying or snogging a concept rather than a person. :wacko:

 

Sorry - just feeling too sensible this morning.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:41

Currently have the Romantics on the brain... Too many to choose from!

 

Snog: Chopin, Rachmaninoff

Marry: Liszt

Avoid: Grieg (though more of a 'don't care for' than 'would go out of my way to avoid')


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:46

 

I can understand avoiding abstract or non-sentient things but I can't quite get my head around marrying or snogging a concept rather than a person. :wacko:

 

Sorry - just feeling too sensible this morning.

If you look at the ego using the approach of Siegmund Freud, then we ARE all concepts. So hypothetically you CAN marry one. To clarify this issue, I would like to kick off another completely irresolvable, slightly heated and yet informative......oh well, just forget it :(

 

 

I think I'll name Sigmund Freud as one of my 'avoids'. As for marrying a concept - I can't see that getting past our Parish Clerk. :)


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