Chris, come in out of the cold.

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RE: Chris, come in out of the cold.

c hris johnson wrote:

 But it takes more than one to tango even to Bach cantatas!

 

Great news, Chris.  Welcome back.

(Tango-ing to a Bach Cantata. Now there's an image to conjure with!)

Vic.

Come back to the forum, Chris

Come back to the forum, Chris! (Again.)

I am sure I am not the only one who misses your erudtion and general, all-round civility. I know you said you were going to wait for the arrival of The Moderator, but that is surely not much better than waiting for Godot. My feeling is that the forum is just beginning to warm up a little, and it also seems to be relatively peaceful, too. Antique grievances may well flair up again, but right now I sense we are in for a long season of good will and harmonious conviviality.

Anway, do think about it. I have a few threads ready to start incase you return.......

best wishes

Jane

That's interesting!..

I have to admit that I expected this to happen, but not that soon.

You probably remember, Jane, that Chris left us, apparently for the summer, because of the "mayhem" (as he called it), created primarily by you and Vic, in a neighbouring thread of this section. If Vic comes with the same approach, who knows?..

Needless to say, I miss him too, but I trust he is quite aware of that.

Parla

parla wrote:

parla wrote:

 because of the "mayhem" (as he called it), created primarily by you and Vic, in a neighbouring thread of this section.

 

And of course, any response to this nonsense, such as drawing attention to the dozens (Parla says it's only a dozen) who have cited him as their reason for giving up on this site, any such response would be met with accusations of destructive negativity from this whited sepulchre.

Pathetic. 

"Harmonious conviviality"?

With this response, I'm afraid Vic we are far from the "season of goodwill and harmonious conviviality that Jane hails for this forum.

Well, it is only mid-July. Who knows by the end of summer, we might have this convivial atmosphere of reunion, if Chris returns...

Parla

 

 

However should this fraudulent, sanctimonious hypocrite be answered? Over years, and in defiance of advice, criticism, reasoned argument and the countless testimony of frustrated, insulted, valued, long-standing contributors, now departed, he repeatedly plays the wounded innocent, the wronged Forum benefactor of his wisdom.

 

He's not single-handedly responsible for the mass exodus, and it's not to say that the knowledge he dispenses, gleaned on an industrial scale from other sources, and which must take hours of his busy (allegedly) life to compile, is not of value. Of course it is. But it is the sheer arrogance, the absolute denial of every piece of concrete evidence of deceit, the constant deflecting of criticism and evidence as vendetta – the list could go on and on. Goodness only knows what this obsessive behaviour is compensating for. It is not only pathetic and insulting, it's also very sad.

 

We all face a choice of course. Most engage, then protest, then leave. Some accept it as eccentricity, shrug their shoulders and try to ignore it. Some share with him his delusion of omniscience, and also want to think that if only the criticism would stop, we would have one happy family here.

 

In the end, in the face of deceit, denial and hypocrisy, the choices are: to challenge and hold to account, to look the other way, or to leave the field. The last is the most trodden path.

 

As a divisive figure, provoking by arrogance, straining credulity with knowledge no single person could possibly have access to, dominating and bludgeoning by word count, believing veracity proved by having the last word, Parla degrades this once valued Forum. For evidence, look back over pre-Parla days – and weep.

 

It hardly seems worth the biscuit any more, to this poster anyway.

 

 

A Moderator Please!

Well,

Thank you Jane and Parla for the kind comments. Appreciated.

 

BUT.....

 

Alas, your comment, Jane:

"My feeling is that the forum is just beginning to warm up a little, and it also seems to be relatively peaceful, too."

Has not survived a single night intact( unless you had a different meaning for warm-up in mind!).

 

Who could have imagined that one evil troller could inflict so much carnage in such a short time. Banned from Haydnesque, (and blaming the moderator for that, Heaven help us!) Vic is now expoiting the unpatrolled air space of the Gramophone Forum to inflict his explosive brand of mayhem once again. That last post truly defies belief - what a rant!

 

I don't think any of the rest of us would question the judgement of a Gramophone moderator, were one to emerge.

 

Clearly, Jane you have a point: waiting for Godot will not do - we need a moderator NOW!

 

Nice try though, Jane!

 

Bye for now!

 

Chris

 

 

 

Chris A.Gnostic

Forum Maxim
Time to quote Niebuhr's famous words:*
'O God, give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed,
The courage to change what can be changed,
and the wisdom to know the one from the other'.

Hello Chris! And Vic! Maybe we should adopt that as our forum maxim (if non-believers will allow - just take the 'O God' first two words out!) Seriously.

* If he indeed penned it. Says Wiki: 'The prayer has been variously but incorrectly attributed to, among others, Thomas Aquinas, CiceroAugustineBoethiusMarcus AureliusFrancis of Assisi,Thomas More etc...

M

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

Are you sure it wasn't Anais

Are you sure it wasn't Anais Nin, Mark?

Subject to the conventional laws of tolerance? Not yet...

Vic, your convictions are as strong as mine or anyone else's in this forum. The difference is that mine or most of the other forum members' convictions have to do with Music, yours are exclusively dealing with human behaviour, character, style etc. There can never be anything personal here.

Anyway...bonne chance...

Parla

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