Audiobus forum - we can do better

The recent bickering and sniping has made me want to stay away of late. This is my fun time, if it gets dull then I move on. I’m sure others are the same. Which would be a shame because I would prefer that we all stuck around. I’ve learned so much from this forum and have always enjoyed hanging out.

One of the bright lights of this forum is the engagement with the developers. We are learning that they are in it for the fun as well because nobody’s getting rich off iOS app development that we’re aware of. If I was a developer though I would be seriously questioning the value of taking part in this forum considering the tone of recent threads.

So here’s a call for us all to just step back a minute and take a breath. Raise concerns but not repeatedly. Treat differing opinions with respect. Treat developers like royalty! Try to keep the tone friendly and good humoured. Cut down the gossip and accusations. Drop your guard and try to not take offence too quickly.

Yes, I may sound like a self-righteous old pomp saying this but I will try to heed my own words as well.

Peace ✌️

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Comments

  • +1

    Make some music!

  • +1

    Now, watch us get trolled for advocating respectful engagement.

  • It is that sad BM3 thread mainly.
    I avoided it until late today, and just finished catching up.
    If I hadn’t looked at that thread, I would be confused as to what this thread was referring to.

    <3 to the Bus.

  • Well said. Always worth coming back to basics. All forums go through highs and lows, lulls and splurges :) More often than not it's only a few folks who end up a little more strident than the rest, but I'd also give credit to the Landlords for (mostly) encouraging us to self-moderate. It's been a fun ride, let's not let it slip away just yet...

  • There was gossip? Where?! I love gossip.

  • I don’t know if we can do better or not. If I find myself with the urge to create posts which are inconsistent with how I want to conduct myself, I pull back and reflect upon why I participate here.


  • Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai predicted the future !!!!!!!

  • Preaching to the choir

  • On the bright side, less forum time, more music time!

  • This forum can be so cringeworthy sometimes. Like ‘the thin skin happy club’. Breeds a lot of hypocrisy and judgement. Sadly this place runs smoothest when everyone is in full on consumerism, capitalist, apathy mode. Everyone buying and no one complaining seems to be the favoured state for a lot of users. Worrying really. The artists that people look up to for inspiration would probably think it was a disgrace a lot of the time :/

  • @gusgranite said:
    Nice research @JohnnyGoodyear

    Especially this sublime truism...

    It seems metaphorically very appropriate to imagine communities the way if the community members were plants.

    Not at all difficult to do either. ;)

  • Hope you brewed enough to go around...

  • edited November 9

    @Dawdles said:

    Hope you brewed enough to go around...

    This one I especially made for you clownboy >:)

  • @LucidMusicInc said:

    @Dawdles said:

    Hope you brewed enough to go around...

    This one I especially made for you clownboy >:)

    Says it all really. Someone doesn’t agree with the majority and attempts to discuss anything that isn’t rainbows and unicorns? - ‘shut the hell up’. And ‘clown boy’....Great attitude...

  • @espiegel123 said:
    +1

    Now, watch us get trolled for advocating respectful engagement.

    You called it 😂

  • @realdawei said:

    @espiegel123 said:
    +1

    Now, watch us get trolled for advocating respectful engagement.

    You called it 😂

    Sadly

  • @realdawei said:

    @espiegel123 said:
    +1

    Now, watch us get trolled for advocating respectful engagement.

    You called it 😂

    Yawn. Remember pre-internet when considered debate was encouraged and someone that disagreed with you was ‘someone that disagreed with you’? Not ‘a troll’. Seriously, what age are people on here?? 12? Sad to watch humanity lobotomising itself at such a visible rate...

  • It puzzles me that a plea for people to be respectful in their engagement is seen as in any way controversial.

  • edited November 9

    @espiegel123 said:
    It puzzles me that a plea for people to be respectful in their engagement is seen as in any way controversial.

    It’s not controversial. Just highly judgemental. One of the grossest ironies in society is when the loudest self-proclaimed liberals betray themselves as the least open minded and most intolerant beyond their own thinking or experience and those that share it.

  • This meltdown of yours is fascinating. Rough midterms?

  • @ExAsperis99 said:
    This meltdown of yours is fascinating. Rough midterms?

    Yawn. Let’s talk about buying dongles instead I guess....

  • Asking people to treat each other respectfully is not judgmental. No one was called out by name.

    I really can't fathom how asking people to treat each other with respect could be interpreted as trying to stifle discussion.

  • We are all in the same boat here...sometime I feel like we are not far from a therapy group 😂

  • @espiegel123 said:
    Asking people to treat each other respectfully is not judgmental. No one was called out by name.

    I really can't fathom how asking people to treat each other with respect could be interpreted as trying to stifle discussion.

    Of course it’s judgemental. It’s judging people to have not been respectful to begin with. Which from my point of view 99% of posts in this forum are. Certainly not disrespectful enough to warrant these kind of threads at least... It’s just any excuse for the ‘holier than thou’ clique to spout out the same tedious and unnecessary ‘why isn’t everyone else the same as us? The vermin!’ and incite a group hug. It’s quite interesting but also a little creepy...

  • And ...

    scene

  • edited November 10

    @gusgranite said:
    The recent bickering and sniping has made me want to stay away of late. This is my fun time, if it gets dull then I move on. I’m sure others are the same. Which would be a shame because I would prefer that we all stuck around. I’ve learned so much from this forum and have always enjoyed hanging out.

    One of the bright lights of this forum is the engagement with the developers. We are learning that they are in it for the fun as well because nobody’s getting rich off iOS app development that we’re aware of. If I was a developer though I would be seriously questioning the value of taking part in this forum considering the tone of recent threads.

    So here’s a call for us all to just step back a minute and take a breath. Raise concerns but not repeatedly. Treat differing opinions with respect. Treat developers like royalty! Try to keep the tone friendly and good humoured. Cut down the gossip and accusations. Drop your guard and try to not take offence too quickly.

    Yes, I may sound like a self-righteous old pomp saying this but I will try to heed my own words as well.

    Peace ✌️

    +1
    Thanks a lot for your posting! 👍

    And finally...

    Om Shanti 🙏

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