|Originally posted by markusschulz |
Lately the boards have really taken a turn for the worst. I am not sure if it is just from a noisy few members or what, but it really has made the board feel unfriendly and uncomfortable to read at times. I certainly donít think censorship of any kind is acceptable, however I think its time for the moderators of the forums to get things under control here.
If you think an online community, such as TA, is moving in the wrong direction because individuals voice their honest opinions about an DJ or producer than I will have to respectfully disagree with you. I believe that the 'magic' of TA is the diversity of opinion shared by its memebers. Yes , it can get nasty at times but lets not forget that ideas are exchanged amongst the words.
I respect that you have come on TA to give this speech on how to better improve the exchange of ideas on TA. However, I fail to realize how better mod. control ( which you suggest) will improve TA. Should a mod. delete a post that is anti- schulz? Should a Mod. ban a TA memeber because he offends the schulz alliance? This is the path which I hear you speak.
Fortunetely, TA has given memebers the freedom to speak there minds and exchange ideas freely. As a result TA is a respected dance music community.
TA , I beleive , allows individuals to improve their debating skills and share their ideas. Those who lack these skills feel that such an open forum is a nausiance.
It would have been much better Markus, if you came into a anti- schulz thread and defend yourself and your sound. This is the type of debate I would have respected. And of course you might have to get nasty with a few asshole memebers but the important point is you enguaged your fans and your ideas.
Thus I say to you and the rest of the online dance music community , to enguage, to debate, and to learn are the 3 central tenets of tranceaddicts.com . And I beleive this site has done an excellent job of doing that.