julius wrote:I kind of see Reuben's point myself. Even if the forum is meant for DJs, and the assumed targets of every post is DJs, I think clearly that is not true. What does an incredible upcoming big band in New York have to do with DJing? What about Lindy Gras?
I think this forum really is for people who LOVE MUSIC, primarily swing. Certainly I wasn't a DJ before I began reading and posting.
So "Upcoming Events" should really, in my opinion, be about things involving awesome music.
How do define awesome music? Just about any event with a DJ on this Board will have some sort of awesome music?
I think another category would be fine. A Roaming DJ Folder or something. Greg coming to Austin next week does not constitute an upcoming event in the sense that Exchanges, workshops, and major dances are. But, as the site continues to add members, more DJs will need a place to facilitate meetings with each other.
I found Greg's post useful and I found a lot of the Lindy Gras discussion to be interesting. In general, when other DJs talk about music, events, their experiences at events, it interests me, even if I disagree. I also don't mind people hyping their upcoming events. In fact, I think that doing so is awesome. No crime in promoting stuff.
Actually, I think things are going pretty well on this forum. Increasing the censorship levels may do more harm then good. Very few posters are on this board are noise free all the time. Maybe a certain level of noise keeps the forum fun and active. That does not mean we have to be Yehoodi, but a little bit of noise is natural and not necessarily bad.
The noise in Greg’s post was the sheep commentary and the joke responses that followed. Shortly thereafter, this thread veered off on a tangent. But, we are still having a meaningful discussion that is relevant to the overall group. One our moderators had an issue, some agreed with him, others of us did not.