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WHY IS THIS FORUM EVEN HERE??

I really think having what amounts to a forum for political harangues (which is 98% of what is actually here) is inappropriate for Stereophile forums.

There are thousands of websites for political discussion; let people who want to do that go to one of them. I would like to see "The Open Bar" eliminated and all political comment or discussion banned from this website.

Let's limit this website to appropriate subjects.

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For Jan, JIMV, and me. You gotta problem with that?

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This particular forum arose because some folk, and many, many readers in letters, were complaining about leftist drivel passing as clever lines appearing in actual Stereophile reviews, sort of as throw away lines...what might pass as clever at a gathering of cocktail party revolutionaries on the upper west side, or want to be upper west siders, but which had zero to do with audio or music at all.

Sooner than consider removing such non audio comment from actual magazine articles, they provided a forum home for folk to discuss such issues.

I agree this has nothing to do with audio or music, but neither do the throw away lines in actual print. Pretending to be clever in print, safe from any feedback, is about as brave as being gay in San Francisco...or Liberal in Manhattan.

This particular forum topic lets those of us lesser mortals remind the writers that their positions on politics are often simply facile, simply opinion, and not rooted in any fact.

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Re: WHY IS THIS FORUM EVEN HERE??

Bravo!

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This particular forum topic lets those of us lesser mortals remind the writers that their positions on politics are often simply facile, simply opinion, and not rooted in any fact.

I wouldn't go that far, but I generally agree except for the fact that some of our opinions are more intelligent and better thought out than others.

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Re: WHY IS THIS FORUM EVEN HERE??

most of the other specialty forums that i have posted to have a column such as this. most of the posters here are very intelligent and very opinionated. So to me, it makes sense that these folks would want to talk and debate about something else from time to time. i also like the idea that it helps to keep political and religious ideology out of the audio threads. i think the forum is better for having initiated this area.

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I agree. It gets a lot of the drivel out of the general audio related sections.

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For Jan, JIMV, and me. You gotta problem with that?

Yeah, I got a problem with that, Comrade Commissar!

You don't get to speak for me, Comrade Earwig. Don't take something that isn't your's to have.

And since you're already thinking of your adolescent reply, fuck you too, Comrade!

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You can trace the origins of the Open Bar to this particular thread. In addition, several people over time had asked for a general discussion area, one not bound to hi-fi, and so we created one.

I continue to be surprised that so much of the discussion here tends to be political, especially when readers so often say politics and hi-fi shouldn't mix. But you're left to discuss whatever you want to discuss.

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I wouldn't go that far, but I generally agree except for the fact that some of our opinions are more intelligent and better thought out than others.

True on both sides...

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most of the other specialty forums that i have posted to have a column such as this. most of the posters here are very intelligent and very opinionated. So to me, it makes sense that these folks would want to talk and debate about something else from time to time. i also like the idea that it helps to keep political and religious ideology out of the audio threads. i think the forum is better for having initiated this area.

I agree...I'd rather talk about cables or tweaks on audio threads than politics. The Open Bar serves a purpose..

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"...OUR OPINIONS ARE MORE INTELLIGENT AND BETTER THOUGHT OUT..."

ROFL!!

If your arm gets sore from patting yourself on the back so hard, Ben-Gay is supposed to be helpful...lol.

You shame Narcissus....

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Actually, I was quoting another poster....

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If your arm gets sore from patting yourself on the back so hard, Ben-Gay is supposed to be helpful...lol.

Does he work weekends?

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"...OUR OPINIONS ARE MORE INTELLIGENT AND BETTER THOUGHT OUT..."

ROFL!!

If your arm gets sore from patting yourself on the back so hard, Ben-Gay is supposed to be helpful...lol.

You shame Narcissus....

Hehehee. I was being facetious.

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