TNMS-Down The Drain

Started by 1111, May 24, 2008, 11:24:09 am

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1111

Hi There,

My name is Josephine and I joined this site earlier this week, but let me make a confession immediately, I am not a Rush fan, I bloody hate them, but I'm married to someone who is, and was until very recently a member of this website.

His name is Graham, known as Gman, and he left this site for good after posting a message in the football section commenting on the sad demise of one of his boyhood heroes.

He left because he was totally sick of the attitude and actions of certain individuals on this website.

These people have been members for many years before he joined, but he had become dismayed at what he perceived as the constant negativity, the back biting, the perennial quest for the pedantic, and just the whole site changing for the worst, over what has been, ironically the busiest period for years of the band he loves.......and the reason apparently that this website exists.

And it's strange because until he joined Graham was completely unaware that such a network existed, and on finding it, completely re-energized his love of the band, and reminded him of all the reasons why he got into them in the first place.

And being a Rush fan was the only and sole motivation for joining the site, it was not to make friends and form a social club, although that came as a bonus, because he spoke many times about the nice people he met, particularly at the Solid Rock, but the truth is that was never a motivation for him.

And you may say, so what....well I decided to join to see for myself, and I've been reading many of the threads and comments and as someone coming fresh to this, I have to say what a bunch of petty, spineless feckers exist on this site.
Oh, I know I'm only talking of certain individuals, but some of the comments are incredibly nasty, personal and vitrolic....for no good reason other than just to wind people up....I mean what is the point of a thread "Rush Suck" :-?

Graham indicated to me and I agree with him that there are now only 2 types of people on this site. There are those who still get pleasure from Rush.....and then there are those who don't.

Now that would be okay, but it seems quite clear that the mission in life of the 2nd group is to post about this and destroy the views of the first group. If you get no pleasure from Rush, and you think the band aren't as good as before....then feck OFF, and bore someone else with the details.

Because, unfortunately these opinions are fixed and won't change, but all that happens is constant grinding down of people who still like the band and enjoy the music....and people are leaving this site in droves.

That's why I have posted this, I won't ever post again and Graham who knows that I'm writing this, will access this site as a guest from now on.

BTW, my Husband doesn't need his Wife to write him a letter, but I know how much pleasure he took from being a member of this site, and I think it's really sad that it has  went down to this level.

I don't whether anyone really cares or not, and I don't know whether this will cause anyone to think before they post. I don't know whether the Mods need to sort things out, but if this attitude continues, Rush fans won't have this site, because they simply won't access it any longer >:(


Nïckslïkk2112

Great. Another Drama Queen. I don't like what's happening so I'll go.
This is a community, and like any community there will be differences of opinion. FACT.
If things aren't going the way you like in life, then surely one of the options open to you is to try and change it, by quitting you give the power to those who offend you, let's not forget it takles two to tango.

I could go on, but trying to post sense is not my fort
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Fishy

May 24, 2008, 11:49:17 am #2 Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 11:49:54 am by thefishy
agree with slimmers  but who are "the certain individuals" ?
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Fuzzface

Quotewho are "the certain individuals"?


My guess is that it will be a different answer to that question, depending on who you ask....

Breesey

QuoteGreat. Another Drama Queen. I don't like what's happening so I'll go.
This is a community, and like any community there will be differences of opinion. FACT.
If things aren't going the way you like in life, then surely one of the options open to you is to try and change it, by quitting you give the power to those who offend you, let's not forget it takles two to tango.

I could go on, but trying to post sense is not my fort
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Slim

Christ on a bike, is it National Whiner's Month or something? I would suggest that people who get upset reading the opinions of people who disagree with them are possibly a little too faint-hearted to take part in discussions on a messageboard, and to be frank their ad-nauseam whinging does get a little tiresome after a while. So, looks like we have a win-win situation here.

Breesey

QuoteChrist on a bike, is it National Whiner's Month or something? I would suggest that people who get upset reading the opinions of people who disagree with them are possibly a little too faint-hearted to take part in discussions on a messageboard, and to be frank their ad-nauseam whinging does get a little tiresome after a while. So, looks like we have a win-win situation here.


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captainkurtz

Sorry to see Gman go but I can't get my head around people leaving for those reasons.

Anger is a gift.

Analog RH


Best thing about TNMS is that it has led to people making friendships which I imagine will prevail forever. Those who have been to TNMS-arranged gatherings in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Galway, London, Glasgow, Sheffield, Nottingham, South Wales, Wembley, Bolton..... I could go on.... will attest to that fact.

Gman was at some of these, so should know himself that people can be very different on a website to how they are in real life. I will offer up examples - Slim, Breesey, Vapor Trailer. All 3 have an amazing ability to get my back up with their posts, but all 3 are bloody ace in "real life".

We've been here before, endlessly. People have been talking about the death of TNMS and cancelling their memberships since 2003. Some members repeatedly do this, then come back again, usually within weeks - Bec and Maria being good examples. I'm glad both of them came back, and hope Gman will too.

TNMS will continue, people will come and go. Some will love everything Rush do, others will just love the "glory days". Some people will want deep discussion, others will want to say "rawk" a lot and post bollocks. Some will get emotive about football, others will get hot under the collar about SHN. The more that things change, the more they will say the same.

I'm away to rawk and piss people off. See you on the road.

sjsbrfc


This is a public forum, therefore different people are going to have different views on subjects discused here. We are all entitled to our opinions, and I for one don't agree with everybody on here. But to go off in a sulk is not the answer.

It's sad to see longstanding members leave, but come on people act your age!


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Fishy

Gman was a big celts fan right ?  surely he must be used to the fairly robust toing and froing that exits when you support one or other of the old firm...

anything thats said n here must really pale into insignificance when you compare to that...
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Breesey

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I will offer up examples - Slim, Breesey, Vapor Trailer.  


Right, that's it. I'm leaving.  :(
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Breesey

May 24, 2008, 12:47:53 pm #12 Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 12:48:18 pm by steve_breese
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All 3 have an amazing ability to get my back up with their posts, but all 3 are bloody ace in "real life".



Over reacted too soon.
Sorry, I've come back
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Fishy

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Right, that's it. I'm leaving.
From the Land of Honest Men.

Breesey

QuoteGman was a big celts fan right?
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