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Old 18th March 2019
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Old 18th March 2019
  #92
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I'm sorry, I have to mention two things:

1. Staying on-topic

GS is blessedly mostly devoid of politics and social issues. Please, please, please, keep it that way.

2. Permitting anonymity

Unlike most of the big social media platforms today that are determined to know as much about you as possible and require you to publish your identity, GS still permits users to remain anonymous behind a username. Some of us are not interested in having ourselves splashed all over the internet, at least not this part of ourselves. Thank you for this.
Old 22nd March 2019
  #93
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I like that some of the discussion "makes me think," that's always a good thing.
That's what I came to provide hence why I joined
Old 22nd March 2019
  #94
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I enjoy the varied opinions of members and the backstories members like @ Sigma have of working w/artists and I love the positive interactions I have had and do have w/certain members.
Old 22nd March 2019
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I enjoy the varied opinions of members and the backstories members like @ Sigma have of working w/artists and I love the positive interactions I have had and do have w/certain members.
3 cheers for Sigma...
Old 22nd March 2019
  #96
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I like GS mostly because reading posts here keeps me from impulse buying anything. One month after a product release, the forum posters on the topic will be positive, excited, and defensive about criticism. If I wait two months after release, GS members (electronic music forum mainly) will have shredded the product, pointed out every “missing feature” and, more importantly, discussed every bug and design flaw.

If I browse a site like gearnews I start wanting to buy all kinds of gear. But over the last few years, waiting two months before purchase and checking GS threads has influenced me enough to stop me from buying several synths (Modal 008, JD-XA, Prologue, Prophet X). Although I think my reaction to this site is opposite of the intention, the negativity here is good for my bank balance. It really is a helpful reality check.

Rock on grumpy men!
Old 22nd March 2019
  #97
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One of the biggest pluses for me is when I need a break from recording stuff or my day job... its nice to communicate and escape... yet it is related to what I'm doing.

Almost like a baseball pitcher needing a break from pitching, practice and theory.... so they escape by listening how an outfield shags flies.... lol haha
Old 24th March 2019
  #98
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I'm sorry, I have to mention two things:

1. Staying on-topic

GS is blessedly mostly devoid of politics and social issues. Please, please, please, keep it that way.

2. Permitting anonymity

Unlike most of the big social media platforms today that are determined to know as much about you as possible and require you to publish your identity, GS still permits users to remain anonymous behind a username. Some of us are not interested in having ourselves splashed all over the internet, at least not this part of ourselves. Thank you for this.
1. They do keep it that way, with all costs. I have a ban for mentioning the word "Jew". I used it by quoting a famous saying from their culture, not in a deregatory way by all means, but it didn't matter.
2. There is no anonymity on Internet, the moment you're online what ever you do is recorded by something somewhere.

Best!
Old 24th March 2019
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1. They do keep it that way, with all costs. I have a ban for mentioning the word "Jew". I used it by quoting a famous saying from their culture, not in a deregatory way by all means, but it didn't matter.
2. There is no anonymity on Internet, the moment you're online what ever you do is recorded by something somewhere.

Best!
Freedom of speech is such an interesting topic. Especially in the music industry too. Say something like that in a certain genre is ok or even encouraged; while a lyric like that in another genre you can be "blue-listed" or dropped. I have heard radio announcers fumbling around to find a word to replace a simple pronoun lol like he; while on TV its used with out a care for now, The good part about it is; different regions come up with a 'new' words that have semi-hidden meanings for the work around. Its a great frontier. As English gets re-written we all have a stake in it. Jazz has always had a say in it along with Hip, Rap Punk etc. Ancient languages were often encoded such as ancient Hebrew and Lithuanian was and is still encoded. In the US rural language as well as the 'Southern' language has deeply encoded language. I often replace a singular pronoun with 'they' - I find it amusing since its so far away from what I originally wanted to say - in my head I am like 'juz figaditout'.

It seems to come out of a social/cultural need/want - but I don't like if it gets politicized. Great times for a lyricist!
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