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Flatpicker - Posted - 06/02/2010:  08:02:24


I think there is still a lot of debate over if this site should be the flatpicker hangout, or the acoustic guitar hangout. How about everyone vote by posting on this thread?

  • If you like the Flatpicker Hangout as it is, type "1" in your post.


  • If you want it changed to Acoustic Guitar Hangout, type "2" in your post.


  • Please do not write why, and please only vote once. Just type the number 1 or 2.

    steve j. - Posted - 06/02/2010:  08:34:12


    2

    scottimotti - Posted - 06/02/2010:  10:02:48


    2

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/02/2010:  10:32:29


    2 . . SLKmartin.


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/02/2010 10:33:12

    MitchellB - Posted - 06/02/2010:  11:08:29


    Neither. Loose the adjective. Just GUITAR HANGOUT. Let the forum headings divide the subject up into the various styles, types, colors, configurations and other categories desired.

    slowhand - Posted - 06/02/2010:  17:37:35


    Same people, over and over again. They never give up.

    Stringnut - Posted - 06/02/2010:  20:16:19


    You guys do realize that you can poll until you turn blue but Eric Schlange, our illustrious owner, is the only one who can make any changes? It is his site and I think he pretty much will do what he wants.

    Flatpicker - Posted - 06/02/2010:  20:36:48


    Y'all can't follow rules.....there are other threads to debate this on. This is purely a simple vote. Please type "1" or "2", we'll see what the members want. Thanks.

    slowhand - Posted - 06/02/2010:  21:03:14


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker

    Y'all can't follow rules.....there are other threads to debate this on. This is purely a simple vote. Please type "1" or "2", we'll see what the members want. Thanks.



    Whose rules?

    Jack T - Posted - 06/02/2010:  22:08:29


    Now there is a vote? And Rules?

    I came to this site because it is a site for flatpickers and for no other reason. There were good topics being posted untilall the crap about changing it started. I think the damage might have all ready been done and chased off all the old posters that made this site what it "WAS".

    If you want a forum with your topics and your rules and your name, start a new one but leave the FLATPICKER HANOUT alone.

    And no I can't follow the rules on this subject.


    Edited by - Jack T on 06/02/2010 22:11:46

    Stringnut - Posted - 06/03/2010:  03:22:42


    Once again, I'd like to point out that the only rules to obey are the ones set up by the owner of this site; Eric. Nothing will change unless Eric changes it.

    ccravens - Posted - 06/03/2010:  04:44:25


    It's not about "saving the site" for you 3 or 4 people who want things to "change." It never has been. It's about CONTROL. You selfishly want to control the site to fit your desires. You can run around posting happy, positive comments on people's music, but it's all a means to an end: you want to change this site into what YOU want.

    Your propsal has been rejected numerous times, yet you still keep at it. And I suppose you always will, since attention and control is what you really want. How pathetic. You will not act like mature adults and leave a site if you don't like it; you'd rather stay and cause trouble. How pathetic.

    Here's the vote so far:
    number of site members: 3085
    number wanting change: 4

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  04:54:57


    quote:
    Originally posted by Jack T

    Now there is a vote? And Rules?

    I came to this site because it is a site for flatpickers and for no other reason. There were good topics being posted untilall the crap about changing it started. I think the damage might have all ready been done and chased off all the old posters that made this site what it "WAS".



    I think you're right. These guys are just spoilers. It was hashed out and decided months ago by the only person whose opinion counts that this will stay a flatpicker site. And now, if it can't be the way they want it, they're determined to ruin it for everyone with an endless stream of these idiotic threads. One guy tried it months ago when he was posting as Alexpnorton, and he annoyed so many people, and developed such a reputation as a troll, that he had to open a new account.

    Stringnut - Posted - 06/03/2010:  05:20:56


    Slowhand - Funny you should mention AlexPNorton. Please check out this link to last years rant that was continued just a couple days ago by one of our members here. Bottom of page 2:

    flatpickerhangout.com/topic/8942/2

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  05:33:14


    quote:
    Originally posted by Stringnut

    Slowhand - Funny you should mention AlexPNorton. Please check out this link to last years rant that was continued just a couple days ago by one of our members here. Bottom of page 2:

    flatpickerhangout.com/topic/8942/2



    I see what you mean. Things are starting to get a little creepy. These guys are obsessed.

    steve j. - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:01:52


    [quote]Originally posted by ccravens

    It's not about "saving the site" for you 3 or 4 people who want things to "change." It never has been. It's about CONTROL. You selfishly want to control the site to fit your desires. You can run around posting happy, positive comments on people's music, but it's all a means to an end: you want to change this site into what YOU want.

    Your propsal has been rejected numerous times, yet you still keep at it. And I suppose you always will, since attention and control is what you really want. How pathetic. You will not act like mature adults and leave a site if you don't like it; you'd rather stay and cause trouble. How pathetic.

    Here's the vote so far:
    number of site members: 3085
    number wanting change: 4
    [/quote
    ]

    Just keep on telling yourself that . Some guys seem to be afraid of you few, and it obvious thats what you want ,, how dare anybody go off the plantation
    LOL talk about pathetic
    Steve

    ccravens - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:14:58


    quote:

    Just keep on telling yourself that . Some guys seem to be afraid of you few, and it obvious thats what you want ,, how dare anybody go off the plantation
    LOL talk about pathetic
    Steve



    I seriously doubt anyone out there is "afraid" of me or anyone else here on the hangout, and I haven't seen any members that I thought were trying to intimidate people. But if that's what you want to believe in order to explain why more people aren't voting for change - go ahead. Beat that straw man to death.

    But since you raised the issue, then I'll revise my numbers. Here's the vote so far:
    number of site members: 3085
    number posting that they want change: 4

    Better?

    Flatpicker - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:27:52


    No it's not about control. It's about that this site doesn't get much activity. It's about GETTING A SIMPLE POLL! What don't you guys get about that? If there are more members like yourselves that like the site the way it is, then vote for it! But no.

    Thank you for hijacking my thread, and goodbye.

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:33:33


    No, worries , dont feel surrounded the cavalry's here I dont see anyone voting to keep it the same. just a few folks repeating thier opiiond over and over. So WOW what if ERIC is listening .I think he is ......WEll i'll just post oome new tunes to keep the site alive . You have every right to slam away Steve. I vote for change(2).............


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/03/2010 08:37:32

    ccravens - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:38:00


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker

    No it's not about control. It's about that this site doesn't get much activity. It's about GETTING A SIMPLE POLL! What don't you guys get about that? If there are more members like yourselves that like the site the way it is, then vote for it! But no.

    Thank you for hijacking my thread, and goodbye.



    Grow up. This thread never was an honest attempt at getting a poll anyway. Just another attempt to stir things up 'cause you're not happy. Otherwise, why would you start a thread over an issue that HAS ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSED AND DECIDED?

    steve j. - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:40:43


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker

    No it's not about control. It's about that this site doesn't get much activity. It's about GETTING A SIMPLE POLL! What don't you guys get about that? If there are more members like yourselves that like the site the way it is, then vote for it! But no.

    Thank you for hijacking my thread, and goodbye.



    Yes, and heck I like flatpicking! If I would have come on this site ,, and it was active. and only about flatpicking , I would say cool, neat site . But I came on ,, and what could be a great site for acoustic guitar players was just having no posts hardly at all. I dont think anybody wants to get rid of the flatpicking ,, I sure dont. Only see a site that is fun , and friendly.

    The fact that more dont post music or Youtubes of themselves , indicates to me that they feel a bit nervous about doing so. I dont care if you can only play 3 chords ,, you STILL have something to contribute. and in a good enviroment , you will grow. Aint nothing wrong about seeing where someones at , and appreciating where they are. We all start at zero.
    We have all been around people who comment about your music "dont quit your day job" and they are mostly joking , but to a newb, it may be a death nail,, in what could be a fun pastime for them. Im all about the underdog,, if that wrong , I dont want to be right
    Steve

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:44:27


    Nothing is over its a disscusion . you are not in charge here. Post some tunes its ok to, according to the rules. Show us some music ....Contribute its ok... You dont have to be afraid anymore I,ll suport you.........Steve

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  07:57:49


    Ok ...So VOTE 1 to remain the same................................................Vote2 For change if you dont vote at all attack me on another thread

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  10:15:16


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker

    I think there is still a lot of debate over if this site should be the flatpicker hangout, or the acoustic guitar hangout.



    Yep, the same handful of people keep debating it, on and on and on.

    steve j. - Posted - 06/03/2010:  11:12:54


    and other just keep doing nothing !
    last post in sound off , {other than mine today} wa 5-15

    last post in Playing advice was 5-25 { not counting the posts related to change topic}

    So what are you trying to keep the same? inactivity? why?

    ccravens - Posted - 06/03/2010:  13:18:31


    quote:
    Originally posted by steve j.

    and other just keep doing nothing !
    last post in sound off , {other than mine today} wa 5-15
    last post in Playing advice was 5-25 { not counting the posts related to change topic}
    So what are you trying to keep the same? inactivity? why?



    Who made you the "activity" police? So what if this site isn't as "active" as some others? Why should that bother you? And why should that make you think you and 2 others should change the format of the site? If you're not happy with the activity level, why don't you find a site that has more so you can be happy? Why do you have to change the whole site just because you're not happy?

    There are things you can do to increase the activity level. What you DON'T have to do is to try and change "Flatpicker" hangout to a generic "guitar" hangout. Why can't you just leave people alone and stop with the endless threads about changing the site? I agreee with Jack that you very well might have "chased off all the old posters that made this site what it "WAS."

    Because you can't leave it alone, I'm starting to wonder what your real motivation is here. I still think it's control and a need for attention, but it could be something else, I don't know.

    BTW, here's an update of the vote total so far:
    number of site members: 3085
    number posting that they want it changed: 4

    steve j. - Posted - 06/03/2010:  13:45:26


    CC I understand that calling me selfish , and now a person who wants attention and power is designed to embaress me , and get me to go away. Its a tactic that will work on a lot of folk.
    Honestly , when I came here, reading some post ,, not from just 3-4 "see guitar hangout ' people it looked like a good number wanted change and I could see how that would be a good thing ,, as dead as it looked. I didnt mind helping to bring about that change.
    But if they arent gonna post , I cant do it for them.
    I have nothing againt flatpicking or this site. Whatever you choose to believe.

    good luck to you all
    Steve

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  13:50:22


    Oh! This Site isnt As Active As others. the Establishment finally gets it! gee that was tough! So lets fix it any ideas about making "The Flat Pickers Site Better" or would it all be cool If I went Away.................... That's ok We heard this beforeIMHO its already better because I say So


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/04/2010 10:02:39

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  13:56:26


    Yup 3085 and 4 votes to change it.............and counting.....................The evil Alexpnorton..................................... Who is that masked man anyway

    ccravens - Posted - 06/03/2010:  14:05:03


    Alexpnorton, Steve Krell, SLKMartin, or whoever you are - stop harassing me by sending me private messages & emails; especially when you won't let others send messages to you.

    Isn't this kind of behavior why you had trouble in the past, upset other members, and had to change your member name (Alexpnorton, Steve Krell, or whatever) once or twice before? Do me a favor - respond to something that I say in a thread, but stop harassing me & leave me alone. This is getting pathetic.

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  14:42:05


    This thread has scrolled off the front page already. That was pretty quick for a site that always seems to be dying.

    Flatpicker - Posted - 06/03/2010:  14:43:43


    ccravens,

    I'm really sorry that you take this whole poll so hard. I wish you knew the real purpose of me starting this thread. No, it's not all the things you mention, and try to twist what I've said. It's exactly what I said it was: a poll. And oh, 3085 members vs. 4 votes? Did you poll all of them to see if they agree with you? I don't think you can really include that number in your data. It seems that the results are about even as of now.

    I am not new to this site, or any other hangout site. I was the 4th member to join this site when it started, the very same day it started. I've added about 250 links to the link archive, and have posted on the forums quite a bit, too. And since the beginning, the member activity has stayed just about the same. As I see it, that's not good. We should be growing. Something needs to change. With this thread, I want to offer to see if this might be a good way to do that.

    I hope that you and a couple other members won't resort to name calling or anything of the sort. And don't try another "you know you really meant this, not this, you just didn't say it." What I've written is exactly what I mean. There's not an ulterior motive.

    Pick on,

    Austin

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  14:51:23


    Here is an Idea .... Block E mails .........Or ignore me..............................IGNORE ME... what could be easier Harassing behavior is punishable by law. Sorry old hoss. dont need no lawyers on my side ......I just want to put forward the idea of Bettering this Site.


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/04/2010 06:02:57

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  16:12:43


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker
    I am not new to this site, or any other hangout site. I was the 4th member to join this site when it started, the very same day it started.



    I know you've been around here a long time. You were on all the other umpteen threads agitating to change the site. And you still haven't given up. This so-called "poll" you started is just your latest attempt.

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  16:28:23


    Oh Hoss, please. no response . I Am disappointed. oooppps you misspelled pathetic


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/03/2010 16:32:43

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/03/2010:  16:41:04


    Oh oooooo! ) 06-03 2010 Top Active forums on flatpicking site 4:37 PST..................(1)......Flatpickers vs. Fingerpickers thread (2)Guitar build (3) How to get more poeple on Flatpickers site............(4) Flatpickers vs. Fingerpickers .........................................No way to twist a fact.......................Or ?.


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/03/2010 16:42:52

    slowhand - Posted - 06/03/2010:  16:50:01


    quote:
    Originally posted by SLKmartin

    Oh Hoss, please. no response . I Am disappointed. oooppps you misspelled pathetic



    Why are you disappointed? Is it because you want him to respond and reveal his email address to you, so you can harass him further?

    Jack T - Posted - 06/03/2010:  17:03:43


    Here is Eric's comments when he closed the the previous thread on the subject;

    Wowzers, folks. Sounds like a lot of you need to step back and take a deep breath!

    I'm going to lock this topic for now. If the time comes when I consider changing the FPHO to a more style/genre inclusive site, I'll bring up that discussion here. But for now, I'll just thank you for giving me your input, and remind everyone to remain courteous and think before you post.

    Lets stop the bickering and get down to what this site was designed for, discussing flatpicking.

    Stringnut - Posted - 06/03/2010:  19:44:03


    Yep, Eric wins every time.

    ccravens - Posted - 06/04/2010:  06:27:45


    It's going on the 2nd day of the poll, so here are the new revised numbers. Sorry if you don't like the numbers, they are a fact. I will try to word them according to everyone's satisfaction so some people don't get too upset. If you started & wanted this poll, don't get upset with me, I'm just giving you the poll results so far.

    So here they are:

    number of site members: 3087 (up 2 from yesterday)
    members who have participated in this poll and want the site changed: 4

    steve j. - Posted - 06/04/2010:  07:15:24


    Just to set the record ,, Im out of this debate . I cant say anymore , that I hadnt said already.
    There seems to be more to this than meets the eye.

    I jst hope folks will post and we all have some fun, cause flatpickers , fingerpickers and toepickers all enjoy fun
    Steve

    Flatpicker - Posted - 06/04/2010:  10:24:14


    quote:
    Originally posted by slowhand

    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker
    I am not new to this site, or any other hangout site. I was the 4th member to join this site when it started, the very same day it started.



    I know you've been around here a long time. You were on all the other umpteen threads agitating to change the site. And you still haven't given up. This so-called "poll" you started is just your latest attempt.



    Sorry you are so disillusioned about my purpose.

    slowhand - Posted - 06/04/2010:  12:39:11


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker

    quote:
    Originally posted by slowhand

    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker
    I am not new to this site, or any other hangout site. I was the 4th member to join this site when it started, the very same day it started.



    I know you've been around here a long time. You were on all the other umpteen threads agitating to change the site. And you still haven't given up. This so-called "poll" you started is just your latest attempt.



    Sorry you are so disillusioned about my purpose.



    At what point are you going to give up this little crusade you've been on? How many times will Eric have to step in and lock threads and say the matter's been settled before you stop creating these troll threads? When are you going to wake up and smell the coffee? Just because the same 3 or 4 people are able to make a lot of noise about it, month after month, thread after thread, it doesn't mean there is any groundswell of support among the membership for changing the site to "Acoustic Guitar Hangout." If the results of your own so-called "poll" don't convince you of that, I don't know what will.

    One change I would like to see, and I might just start asking for, is tighter moderation. I'd like to see these troll threads, spawned by the same people over and over, just disappear altogether. They really make this site a much less pleasant place to visit.

    ccravens - Posted - 06/04/2010:  13:04:09


    quote:
    I'd like to see these troll threads, spawned by the same people over and over, just disappear altogether. They really make this site a much less pleasant place to visit.



    Agreed. It DOES get tiresome that every month or two, the same 2 or 3 people start talking about wanting to change the site & starting threads to that effect. I'm sure that has turned off other members as well. I just don't understand why they won't either stop or go somewhere else.

    Do I really need to give another poll update?
    Because it hasn't changed yet.

    Flatpicker - Posted - 06/04/2010:  13:29:34


    I tell you what....you guys talk about me posting about this over, and over, and over....when neither one of you has stopped talking about it either. If you want this site to remain the same old stagnant forum that it has been for two years, then go ahead, put me down for taking a vote. Yeah I only got four votes in favor of changing the site, but then again, who would want to vote after all the things you've said on this thread? You know that you have hijacked this thread, and that is against the rules. But I guess it's OK for you to do that.

    I'm starting to get fed up with this kind of behavior. So in the future, you ignore me and I'll ignore you. Oh, and whenever you have an idea about making the site better, should I jump on and spam the thread with insults? The way you act is disgusting.

    I'm done with this thread, so if you want to post after me and get in the final word on the subject, go ahead. I'm gone.

    steve j. - Posted - 06/04/2010:  13:39:26


    If we all just post what we want enjoy and want to post , seems everybody would be happy.
    Folks that enjoy it the way it is,, just keep posting the same.
    Folks that wanted change, just pretend the name is different & post what you will.
    Hopefully the flatpickers will enjoy themselves & fingerpickers will too.

    In either case ,, heck , just post what your interested in and ,if anybodys interested they will reply. If not cool.
    I think a few , including myself have got a bit irrate, & said harsh things,, and we should just let it all go & start over ,& no Im NOT trying to tell ANYBODY what to do. just trying to bring some peace to this.
    Steve

    slowhand - Posted - 06/04/2010:  14:34:31


    quote:
    Originally posted by Flatpicker
    You know that you have hijacked this thread, and that is against the rules.



    Where is that rule posted?

    SLKmartin - Posted - 06/04/2010:  18:15:58


    Don't worry Here comes the cavalry................... have a good weekend guys...............Its only music and we are all musicians, aren't we? We can Continue after our gigs are done. Alex P.( for Pathetic) Norton The FPHO Bad boy....................................Steve


    Edited by - SLKmartin on 06/04/2010 18:17:04

    buddy - Posted - 08/20/2010:  17:06:15


    I like this place "as is". Don't see how this site could possibly require anything to make it better (excluding a literacy screening, maybe).

    This site has good, smart people for the most part and a good strain of topics.

    buddy - Posted - 08/20/2010:  17:11:27


    quote:
    Originally posted by SLKmartin

    Don't worry Here comes the cavalry................... have a good weekend guys...............Its only music and we are all musicians, aren't we? We can Continue after our gigs are done. Alex P.( for Pathetic) Norton The FPHO Bad boy....................................Steve



    It's hard for me to follow your line of reasoning-I don't know if it's because I'm new to the forum-but, I would ask you to elaborate somewhat on the gist of your posts, because they seem nonsensical up to now.

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