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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:20 pm
by David Flower
am I alone in thinking 169 posts in 2 weeks is a tad laxative-driven? That's about 15 a day. I refer to the he/she/it that is Spartacus. Lately I keep bumping in to all sorts of stuff, half of which I don't understand. Why doesn't Spartacus spark up his own www?
sorry if this is being a spoil sport but it's getting irritating

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:11 pm
by Dayna
No! He doesn't! It's Gordon. He brings a lot of humour & talks to me here, since it's hard for me to fit into somethings ,sometimes.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:06 pm
by David Flower
Gordon Neill we like. Funny. Spartacus, his garrulous over flippant Jekyll we don't. I suggest the multiple personalities go off into a private huddle and sort it out

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:10 pm
by Dayna
Gordon has been here even before I was & he's always been friendly to everyone & funny.

I love feeling like I have someone I can relate to again like it was before.

Day of the Jekyll

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:45 pm
by Gordon Neill
I'm sure Spartacus will calm down. It's nice to have him back and pulling threads in different directions. But, at the moment, I think he's just making up for lost time as he's been away for so long. I think he's a bit like a long-lost goat who's excitedly wagging his tail and exploring his old home and investigating all the new smells and topics.

Oh. I was in two minds about mentioning it (ha ha). But we're not literally Jekyll and Hyde. We are two different people who happen to share the real name of Gordon. (I wish I'd been called something else, but we don't get to choose the parents who choose our names. Mine were hopeless at the name thing. I got off lightly. Apparently, if I'd been a girl, I was down to be 'Roxanne' . It would have been even worse if I had a slightly prominent nose. I do. So I count my blessings.)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:03 pm
by Des
Gordon is the only forumista (apart from Charlie, the other Gordon, Dayna, Judith and Clowns) that keep me interested in this forum.

I think the forum has suffered in recent months from a kind of new puritanism and over-sensitivity which I find puzzling. We used to have a larf but now it's all descended into middle-class prissiness.

Three cheers for Spartacus!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:08 pm
by David Flower
between the two of you you could probably rattle up a script or three to use up some of that creative overspill . Here's one to start you off. A family or some other group of people find that each day of their lives has them living out a different movie. One day it's a Jurassic Park survival challenge only to find the next morning they wake up in the Bates motel. They survive that to find themselves the next day as guests in the Exterminating Angel party. And on and on. Your challenge is to link these up in coherent fashion over the course of, minimum, 365 days

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:10 pm
by Rob Hall
Des Bowring wrote:Gordon is the only forumista (apart from Charlie, the other Gordon, Dayna, Judith and Clowns) that keep me interested in this forum.


Thanks Des, that leaves the rest of us in no doubt as to where we all stand.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:24 pm
by Des
Rob Hall wrote:
Des Bowring wrote:Gordon is the only forumista (apart from Charlie, the other Gordon, Dayna, Judith and Clowns) that keep me interested in this forum.


Thanks Des, that leaves the rest of us in no doubt as to where we all stand.


You're alright mate. There's just certain people who are a bit patronising is all.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:28 pm
by Dayna
I like everybody here. It is just hard for me some times fitting in.

That'll be the day

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 pm
by Gordon Neill
A nurse in a mental ward could have said:

I like everybody here. It is just hard for me some times fitting in.


Hey Dayna, us folks need the sane voice of Ohio. But why would you want to fit in with the nutters here? Just carry on as you do, trying to make them better people. Someday it might work.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:14 am
by Gordon Moore
Thanks for the support guys.

David Flower's post was deeply hurtful, though it does have an element of truth.

The reason I left the forum last time was because of spending too much time here. I obviously get obsessed, but I have a lot of fun and I missed that.

I've spent (part of) the day looking through "all" my Spartacus posts - I didn't bother with the 686 posts as Gordon Moore or prior to that the 360 posts as gordonfmoore the previous year.

I found a lot of posts talking about the music I'd discovered and wanted to share. I found a lot of posts where I tried to help with computer issues. I found a lot of posts having a rant about important issues, I found a lot of posts involved in interesting discussions and offering my pennies worth, though not with the panache and skill that many have. I also found a few too many posts trying to find the lighter side of threads, and looking for juxtaposition of language and simply trying to enjoy myself and hopefully offer some amusement in this friggin' world. I didn't find any posts where I hurled insults, intentionally demeaned anyone (though I accept that I may have done this unintentionally through clumsy use of words, and those that know me, would also know that I would have instantly apologised and corrected/deleted the wrong.)

Yes, for this forum, perhaps too many posts, but where is the harm?

Why does David Flower feel that he can determine how many posts a person should have a day? Who gave him that right. Who is the "we" he refers to and why haven't they said anything to me, privately perhaps? There are often playground bullies who feel they can control the behaviour of others, but they haven't any right. If David Flower finds my posts irritating, then he can simply ignore them. I don't know how he chooses to have the forum inform him of new posts, but there are lots of different options he could explore. If he sees my name, then he knows what to do.

I explained why I chose to use Spartacus in another thread, but compromised by putting my name at the side as my location. I was going to use another name Gordon of Moore as a new one, but I don't wish to have my post count to be a source of any more contention, so I have reverted to Gordon Moore - it is my actual true name.

As to not understanding some posts, I assume that this morning was the final straw. However, those older forumistas will remember the wonderful Time on the mountain passes slowly thread which had as an element the difference in forum time and real time. I had noticed that discrepancy this morning and so developed that series of posts drawing up the memories of that thread. Those in the know hopefully got it, and laughed, Apologies for those who didn't - it must have seemed weird.

What David Flowers said was deeply cutting, but I apologise to him and any others if I have truly irritated and annoyed, and I shall endeavour to slow down, but it will be on my terms, not on the terms of any self appointed overseer.

If I get carried away again, perhaps my friends can kindly and gently bring it to my attention.

Regards

The Real Gordon's new goat.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:49 am
by NormanD
David, please try to stop being a spoil sport. If you find Gordon Moore (AKA Spartacus) irritating, well good for him. It seems to me that he's happy to be back here after a lengthy absence and I welcome his company and contributions again.

Anyway, who's counting?

Norman

(averaging 1.13 posts per day over the last four years)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:33 pm
by kevin
Spartacus (Thracian dog) should be allowed to post as often as he feels. How would David like it if a forumista complained that he made too many posts that were music industry related and he could do with lightening up a bit.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:56 pm
by David Flower
SORRY EVERYONE! Will endeavour to lighten up. Specially sorry to Gordon Moore , now I know who he is. Would you like some tickets to a gig in Scotland? It would have to be one of 'mine' though