Death of a Forum.

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Yes I still looked in from time to time to see if the troll had gone. It is now obvious that it will only be after a ban that we can hope to rebuild this forum. For now it is a waste of time.

Willem

trolls and bans!

Have not seen a sign of a troll for months! What/who do you mean? Surely Parla is not a troll?

Who would have the authority to do the banning, of whom, on whose behalf, and for what purpose?

This strand reminds me of a Dutch birthday party when one can say in private what one really thinks about the kids, cars, caravans and immigrants. Problem is that this mentality has escaped the private sphere and invaded the public sphere as what is now called freedom of speech. This is freedom of speech for me/us, but not for you/them/other than us.

When Polish migrant workers will not go away the conclusion is the leave the EU.

When Parla will not go away, do we have to ban him?

socratesgwr wrote:

socratesgwr wrote:

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I have found, however, that Parla frequently responded in an involved and interested manner to my own contributions to the forum. Perhaps this puts me on a par with Parla, if so, so be it.

Not on a par with, but there are disturbing similarities.

Sockpuppet No.1

tagalie wrote:

Not on a par with, but there are disturbing similarities.

Yes indeed. I have long thought this was the case. Still, good to have someone to defend you, even if it is only a figment of your own imagination.

Beware of your imagination.

I'm afraid you (Tagalie and Jane, for the moment) have to contemplate the idea that you may be wrong and, if this is the case (unfortunately, none can prove anything here), then, this is more..."disturbing".

I can recall at least another interesting case, where one member suggested that Tjh is Parla and so on.

I do not believe anyone here needs any sort of defense, support or praise. We have to learn to coexist with tolerance and respect for each member of the forum. I'm afraid we are far from that and, apparently, we do not go to that direction either. 

Parla

Tolerance and respect

Well said Parla.

Although, of course, you might be a figment of my imagination, and I am apparently almost as disturbing as you are. Perhaps I am you, or you are me after all. Who knows? A quick look by the moderator could no doubt identify the ISPs from which we operate and immediately ban either you or I, or both at one go, if you and I are the same disturbing entity.

Who are these people who seek to ban others?

Back to the music please.

 

P.S. By the way I never did get around to telling you all about my new D-class power amplifier. It is amazing not only me, but also the rest of those who know something about analogue reproduction in a digital world without the use of valves, just good old-fashioned transistors do the trick.

But I do no wish to bore you when you are all too busy looking for trolls to ban.

Will let you all sleep on it, and perhaps return tomorrow with a story to tell.

Anyone out there?

Death of the Forum and Parla

Parla is not a troll and I don’t wish to attack him. When he has been criticised he has often made an appeal to the anonymous (and therefore democratic) nature of web forums. Nevertheless, you can still find out a lot about someone if they are not judicious with their comments. As I said, I am not trying to attack, I am merely trying to suggest that he may find it wiser to limit his discussion to the music (as he rightly says himself).

For example:

Parla reads at least four different magazines from UK, France and occasionally from Germany.

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/who-do-you-trust-am...

He has a Chinese Wife
He controls what music is played in his house.

He is possibly sceptical about the EU

“The pinnacle: the use of the "Ode to Joy" (Beethoven's Ninth) as the so called national anthem of the so called E.U.”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/what-other-music-ar...

He has thousands of CDs and SACDs

“Hmv, since my collection is much larger than yours (I don't dare to mention the number here), it's an impossible task for me to identify some treasured "few".”

“In my collection, I treasure some thousands of CD (or SACD), so, if you are interested, from time to time I can always suggest some more.”

He favours Praga Digitals (so much so that he signed this particular post ‘Praga’ rather than Parla.

“Praga Digitals, the best label on Chamber Music. You can buy, at will, anything you find it interesting”

Praga

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/recordings/the-treasured-few

He can get a little miffed if no one responds.

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/recordings/omo-bello-a-great-voice-fro...

He is living somewhere in Asia

“I find myself, now, in one of the major countries of Asia”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/this-fills-me-with-...

He has lived in Germany (Berlin) for some years (between 2003 up to 2008)

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/great-sounding-and-...

He buys a lot of CDs

“I know, perhaps, better than you what the "independent" labels issue every month (and almost worlwide) and they do supply me with about 90-120 CD/SACDs per month.”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/is-classical-music-...

He has seen the BPO.

“I have seen live the BPO under the 60s and 70s and they were in perfect form.”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/is-classical-music-...

He is a Continental European (French, I think) and he likes to spend his holidays in China. Probably visiting the in-laws.

“As a Continental European, who has traveled and lived for more than half of his life in different countries and continents, I've found out that English Music has been established as a great integral part of the Classical Music establishment. Of course, in various ways and forms, but it is well establsihed, even somehow in China, where I'm spending my annual vacation with my family.”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/who-and-how-made-en...

Those of you that will remember, the old forum used to keep count of the number of posts each poster had made. Parla was close to four figures when the forum software was changed (far ahead of any other contributor). He was slightly upset about that.

“Hi, Chris and Jane.

I managed to see today that the "Forum" sign is in the opening page of the site. Unfortunately, I do not see any real or practical improvement. The "edit" button is a setback. The lack of "history" in terms of how many posts each one of us has contributed so far is a less significant but still relevant problem, among others.”

Source: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/the-forum-is-back-w...

Missing something...

Thanks a lot for the time spent to "paint" (a part of) my "picture" with this list of quotes from my numerous posts. Unfortunately, like the literal meaning of your pseudonym, you missed...the point about Parla, but, anyhow, it does not matter to anyone, I trust.

I can assure you that I will "limit my discussion to the music", if the other forum members do the same thing. Unfortunately, at present, we are dealing with this...not so useful thread and, in the past, other members often enjoyed dealing with the different features of members that did not behave as or were not like-minded.

Incidentally, Praga has fallen down from what the recording company was proud to claim (the best label for Chamber Music) as another victim of the gradual decay of Classical Music (the vast majority of new productions either live or in playback form are trying to appeal to their cynically targeted audiences, among other things).

When I wrote my post (four years ago), the label had at its rostrum at least three String Quartets of the first order, namely the Kocian, the Parkanyi and possibly the greatest of all, the Prazak. At that time, the label could afford to produce enough records of the best quality (most of them in SACD). Now, they seem to have only the Zemlinsky Quartet, a very good one indeed (the Kocian and Parkanyi do not exist anymore and the Prazak, at the end of their long career, seem to have moved to Mirare), producing with great difficulty one original disc per year. The label has confined itself to the recycling of old material from defunct labels.

By the way, although you seem to be so observant and a good "scholar" of what some members write in years in this forum, I do not recall I have seen your contributions in any thread. I am not sure if we ever had any exchanges. You see, I do not keep record of what any member says here and I do not try to generate any sort of picture of a...shadow in a forum of anonymous members.

Thanks again at least for the time spent for your laborious post.

Parla

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