Direct Correlation Between Your Total GS Post Count and Loneliness
Old 23rd January 2013
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Direct Correlation Between Your Total GS Post Count and Loneliness

That's right, I read in the NYTimes today it has been recently proven in a scientific study that the more posts you have under your belt at Gearslutz, the more lonely and miserable you are likely to be in your life. Anyone care to comment on this groundbreaking discovery?
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Old 23rd January 2013
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That's right, I read in the NYTimes today it has been recently proven in a scientific study that the more posts you have under your belt at Gearslutz, the more lonely and miserable you are likely to be in your life. Anyone care to comment on this groundbreaking discovery?
Oh dear.....I didn't get the memo!

That's one more post towards loneliness...
Old 23rd January 2013
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Did it actually say "gearslutz" or did it mention online forums in general?
Old 23rd January 2013
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Not sure about 'miserable', but I live in a rural community where everyone is obsessed with the price of cattle feed. Music is not even on the radar, let alone anything adventurous in music, or any new music tool.
So if I lived in New York, yeah I probably wouldn't post as much on music fora.
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Old 23rd January 2013
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lol i was being completely sarcastic, just tryin to get ya'll to talk about how lonely you are. pretty much just makin fun of myself cus i think i spend too much time on gearslutz.
Old 23rd January 2013
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Wierd, I read an article that said that it's been proven that chicks find high post counts on gear oriented fora to be really hot.
Old 23rd January 2013
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That's quite bizarre.

I just read somewhere that guys with really high post counts on music and gear forums are not only very lonely, but also quite deluded and they think that there are chicks that find this sort of obsessive-compulsive behaviour really hot.
Old 23rd January 2013
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Or, it just could be that they are working their butts off to try to create a successful business and can't get away from the computer, so the only entertainment they have available, in between writing code, is to make jokes about how chicks find high post counts on gear fora to be really hot.
Old 25th January 2013
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Is 'fora' the plural form for 'forum'?
Old 25th January 2013
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Yeh, it's from the Latin, meaning "for a laugh'.
Old 25th January 2013
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I post, there fora am.
Old 27th January 2013
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Miserable and sad as well :D
Old 27th January 2013
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Red face i coulda been a contender

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That's right, I read in the NYTimes today it has been recently proven in a scientific study that the more posts you have under your belt at Gearslutz, the more lonely and miserable you are likely to be in your life. Anyone care to comment on this groundbreaking discovery?
My post count had probably already exceeded a high setting before I abandoned my old account out of disallusionment and then came back months later to continue up to present day.

But the thing is, a lot of what we know and discuss here embodies the common ground between oh-too-sultry subjective creative passions which invigorate and encourage and madden us, and the oh-too-cool objective analytical reductionism which simultaneously plagues and corrects and guides us.

That's why ethics in music and music technology matters still!

Does that make us philospher-DAW-kings? hahahaha...

Actually, yes, in a way.
Or maybe we are just defending the last vestiges of our innocence with rhetorical and hobbyistic excess???

It still seems almost worth it to me.
I hope we remember what we wrote here 10 years from now and understand it with improved compassionate rationality.

Last edited by restpause; 27th January 2013 at 03:28 PM.. Reason: smilies for the win!
Old 27th January 2013
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I think it's true. Of course, I also think it's a perfect example of confirmation bias.
Old 28th January 2013
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Very wise observation my friend, you should also add in the co-relation : Lack of love from the wife and very moderate sex life.
Old 28th January 2013
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But, I'm not lonely.
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