I do agree that this board is much more vitriolic than any other board I frequent, which is really a shame, given the utopic nature of the festival itself. Perhaps the mods could post some more detailed guidelines about board etiquette so the number of "dumb" questions by new people would be reduced.
It would be really nice if we could foster more of a culture of being excellent to each other - just as we do at the festival itself.
I do enjoy the music knowledge and wit of the membership here and will continue to read and contribute, but I ask everyone to treat each other a little nicer please.
Last edited by VigoTheCarpathian; 02-04-2013 at 12:01 PM.
If people on the Internet make you upset, sad or confused with the state of humanity: perhaps it is time to find something to do that is more useful with your time. Have you done your taxes yet? Called a relative and share a conversation? Do you have to obsess about potential late adds since they added Prince in 09?
Most human beings lack basic reading skills due to the Internet. Some who still have them, have exceeded their tolerance for reposting of information that is readily available if you simply search for a minute or two
There should be some minimum post count one must reach before being able to start a thread. Would force the lazy to look around for an answer a little more rather than starting another redundant thread.
There is only one pinned thread that addresses this issue and it's in the "Rumors" section. It's a really good introductory post, but then a couple pages of people not really being all that excellent to each other.
It would be pretty easy for the Mods to post basic search info and encouragement to be cool with each other right at the top of the forum homepage.
There are some incredibly knowledgeable people in here and this could really be a great board if we all would chill out just a bit!
...now where did I put that blender?
The funny thing is that when you're at Coachella, you very rarely encounter anyone who isn't completely cool and someone you wouldn't want to be friends with back home. Of course when you're there you're too busy going from act to act and enjoying all the smiling faces, incredible sights/sounds/smells and good vibrations to have heart-to-hearts with 70,000 other people. But on here we're still locked into our "real lives" whatever that means, and it's easy to be jerks behind a screen.
Cactuskev is right, Be Excellent to each other, a la Bill and Ted! We should be the change we wish to see in the world, and less negativity is always a good thing. I usually try not to respond to Trolls or posts I consider dumb. But I must say, they're funny and people who get offended by them just fuel the fire with their counter-reactions.
Perhaps the moderators could take JustSteve's input into consideration, maybe 20 posts or so before you can begin threads? I've been reading this forum since 2002, and it will be hard to change the culture of snarky replies, but I think it's ok that the internet personality doesn't match the real life personality. We all know that when we're on the polo fields it's nothing but the very best, I guess that's all that really matters.
Let me just step in here to say that the mods don't give a shit about any of you or your ideas.
12/5: The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate & Rain Parade @ The Fillmore
12/17: Pere Ubu @ Slims
12/18: Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill
12/28: Mathew Johnson, HRDVSION, Ewan Pearson, Kate Simko @ PW
1/23: Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel
1/25: !!! @ The Chapel
1/25: Robag Whrume @ Public Works
2/4: Frankie Rose, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/24: Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop
3/23: Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater Oakland
We wouldn't have to be jerks if you guys would just stop asking dumb questions and starting shitty threads.
I could go for some chocolate ice cream right about now.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
Good god man
For the record, I never once thought of any of these shit-stained assholes around here as douchebags.
Coachella Forum Posters are divided into 2 categories and which one they are is immediately determinable.
Negative Posters are usually 30+ year old virgins or will be someday age wise. They have few friends, no job, live with mom because dad won't put up with them. They have no debit or credit cards and are mad they can't get tickets to Coachella.
Positive Posters or Coachellians have tickets. Plain and simple. Or they seriously want tickets but couldn't get through the purchase BS in time. They have serious questions relating to the festival or serious advice for new Coachellians who are excited about going. They have jobs, lots of friends and are nice to everyone including their parents, who possibly helped them get their tickets.
The simple truth! - Negative = Loser / Positive = Coachella Lover
Last edited by artisticcreator; 02-15-2013 at 03:21 PM.
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Last edited by themule; 02-14-2013 at 02:14 PM.
So fuckin true......... hipsters, Hahahahaha! Small dick havin cheesebags who feel they can act and talk like a tough guy, but in the real would other wise curl up in the fetal position if you raised your voice at them and gave em the stink eye! Don't mistake us all for that shit. Good luck
Yea, shitcreator's manifesto is about as useful as Dorner's.