1. avatar smittennn
    I am posting support for Roger and the moderators of this board.

    It is permanently behind a firewall when I am not at home thus I am not on it at peak times.

    It got there as a new breed of user got on this board and lowered the tone that triggered filters and the firewall.

    This site is one of the first and still useful resource of discussion of music and discussion of gigs.

    A recent topic of bile written has to be one of this board's LOWEST moments.
    Sure there has been posts and topics in the past that have not appealed to some.
    Yet whom actually thought that titling a topic
    that indian **** and continuing that tone is EVER acceptable here?

    The man whom put this site together did it with his combined passion for music and his talents.
    Out of respect for that alone - Please do not return to this community with that attitude.
  2. avatar The Grace Jones
    [quote:7ae47bc0fa="smittennn"]
    It is permanently behind a firewall when I am not at home thus I am not on it at peak times.

    It got there as a new breed of user got on this board and lowered the tone that triggered filters and the firewall.
    [/quote:7ae47bc0fa]

    I think that was an effect of the swearing filter getting removed rather than any New Breed of User, Shirley.

    As for lowest moments, if that was one, then they really don't make 'em like they used to.
  3. avatar 10rapid
    I don't think that guy was being racist or anything. the dude in the shop sounded like a dick. and he was indian. i dunno.
    anyhow, i'm more annoyed about the Christian guy getting dragged through the shit because he's looking for band members.
  4. avatar dommccann
    what's going on? :? :oops:
  5. avatar belezabaub
    Whilst I appreciate what your saying one of the things that attracts me to fastfude is the fact that it is an "open" forum. I think the views expressed in the thread you describe might seem to have an undignified "tone" but I would be of the opinion that this is more a problem of semantics than the actual views of the persons involved in that thread.

    The fact that the shop actually sells ethnic instruments; which the original poster refers to, makes it a very reasonable topic to be included in a music forum. It is unfortunate the original poster hadn't the savvy to perhaps name the shop rather than use the man's ethnicity when describing where this unfortunate example of customer service took place.

    I share the view of 10rapid I'm more disappointed with how the christian guy looking for band members was treated. I think, personally, the "liberal crusaders" saw a chance for a giggle at the expense of someone else. Thanks be to goodness that most members of fastfude aren't so easily fooled in joining a bandwagon which entire doctrine is built on regurgitating Channel 4's documentaries, Guardian editorials and suductively edited Michael Moore flicks. In my view people like this are just as bad as the Iris Robinson's of this world. They'll believe anything as long as it comes from a certain source which is exactly what the Iris Robinsons of this world do.

    What disappoints me most is that I have the time writing this stupid post. Time that could have been spent on better things like lying about reading 1984, pretending I care about the war in Iraq or speaking at length about why I believe in evolution.
  6. avatar Deestroyer
    [quote:8d25b45af1="belezabaub"]Whilst I appreciate what your saying one of the things that attracts me to fastfude is the fact that it is an "open" forum, etc... [/quote:8d25b45af1]
    Yeah, way too many bleeding heart liberals on this forum.
  7. avatar Gogs
    [quote:5dd4ebe4be="smittennn"]Yet whom actually thought that titling a topic that indian **** and continuing that tone is EVER acceptable here?[/quote:5dd4ebe4be]

    The word after indian in the thread title was 'guy'.

    Granted it was 'dickhead indian guy' but I think the important distinction here is that he was a dickhead first and foremost. And the tone of the thread was definitely not implying that it was *because* he was indian. At all.

    It was a dumb topic to begin with but nowt to get worked up over.
  8. avatar The Ronster
    Yeah, what Gogs said.

    Although I must have missed the meeting where being referred to as 'Indian' was some kind of insult. When you're Indian.
  9. avatar Kristam Moffett
    Literally just seen this. I was the one who actually posted the topic about the shop owner in question. If that is something to get offended about, moderator and user alike, I sincerely apologize as I was not at all suggesting any racial judgement whatsoever.

    It frustrates me, smittennn, that you did fail to defend the fact that the post did not actually display any racism whatsoever either. If you had a problem with the wording of the topic then it would be more sensible surely to address that rather assume I am racist.

    Furthermore, the word Indian was used descriptively rather than derogatorily, which I can see is where you were mistaken. However I don't blame you for this, I blame the PC society we live in, that the word Indian can be mistaken for a negative thing. I think I might also go back to reading 1984...

    Thanks to anyone here defending my side in this, despite that fact none of you know me. It just goes to show that the majority of fastfude users most likely understood the reasoning behind the title of the topic after having read the post, and comprehend (not so) intelligently that which smittennn failed to...
  10. avatar anty2
    .......and Moffet saves the day.

    I find it funny how people try to stick up for people they dont know in false acts of compassion to make themselves feel slightly better about themselves even though they will never admit it and there is no way I can be wrong because my mother told me so this morning.

    I like being verbally offended and offending others verbally as it reminds
    me that I am not perfect and it can happen to anyone.

    Come on people theres more pressing matters in the world such as Baby P (oh woe is me) and security guards killing people in foreign countries.............another pressing matter is I cannot sleep because I have too many things bothering me but thats ok because I dont carry a small blade to release all my anxiety over the keyboard and my knees.


    Must listen to music that puts others down so I can compute with others.......


    If anybody read that the full way through please do so again as it will make even less sense and I can have a gentle laugh to myself about it over *insert random object here* when I am *insert random verb here*


    Shalom