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Old 12-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #31
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I'm afraid I'm one of those that said some loathsome things about Mr. Felder (I use the 'Mr.' out of respect for him and NOT to be snarky, please believe me). I was new to posting in a forum that wasn't technical (all my previous forum experience has been about the joys of Unix programming and transitioning to Windows programming). I felt that since I knew basically nothing about him and got my opinions from his own book I was justified in my opinions. I love/loved all the Eagles and reading some of the things he wrote made my heart hurt.

Since then, I've tried my best and have hopefully improved. I just want everyone to know that when I crossed a line or, since I am now a moderator, came close to crossing a line, I have gotten PMs, texts, and even censure in the thread itself from other moderators about it, and many of them have the same favorite I do. My point is, none of us are exempt.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #32
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I think I started the Felder thread, remarking on how stinkin' good he looks. It somehow devolved into people criticizing the physical appearances of other members of the Eagles, and claiming that Felder can't possibly look that good without having had surgery. I support Soda's stance that the culture of this board shouldn't be a place where posters can make fun of physical features of band members. I think we should be held to a higher standard. None of our guys are supermodels, they are regular people, like you and me. I'm not interested in hearing from people who make fun of 66-year-olds. I'm sure there are plenty of places on the internet where that is totally acceptable.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:36 PM   #33
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MaryC, you are correct the eagles are regular people just like us. I have things that sag, lines around my eyes and brown spots on my hands. I can make jokes about myself, such as things that point south instead of west. But then why do we have to set them at a higher level than any of us. Why can't we joke a little bit about the way they look. They are no better than we are. It was not long ago when you were upset because you were being bashed about your opinion. So are we not allowed that same feeling. It sometimes feels like a double standard.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:21 PM   #34
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Why can't we joke a little bit about the way they look. They are no better than we are.
One thing I've learned between posting here and on Facebook, sending emails, and the little I tweet... What is a joke to one person is not seen/read as funny by another, even with the use of emoticons. I have a sarcastic sense of humor and I'm often taken seriously. For myself, as I often say on Facebook, there needs to be a Sarcasm Font! It's easy to be misunderstood, and of course, everywhere there's people with no sense of humor at all.

On the opposite side of things, there are people who snark and follow it with LOL like that's supposed to make it better. Others say cruel things and aren't even attempting humor, some of the things I see on Twitter and Facebook seriously make me cringe.

I think we've gotten off topic...
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #35
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I'm sorry if I appear to be setting a double standard, of course I don't like being attacked when I believe that what I wrote wasn't offensive and of course I appreciate it when others support me. What I like about these boards is that in general, the posters don't like to see other posters unfairly attacked. I don't think you guys are being unfairly attacked - the mean-spirited critiques of physical appearances was a distasteful trolling of the Felder thread. I was surprised how diplomatic the admin responded initially, I thought she would have tried to put a stop to it sooner. I don't think the admin and mods try to stop good natured ribbing or observations, or even critical commentary about band member's actions (unless they the posts are getting too sexytime ). Perhaps a determination of what is mean-spirited and what is all in fun is a fine line, but it's like the definition of porn - you know it when you see it. The rules of this board are pretty clear - it's not a place for bashing the Eagles, especially about something as juvenile as physical appearances. On this very specific topic, I support Soda's position. I consider myself a comrade to all of you and I will support you if you need it. And I love that we are all Eagles fans.

Edit: I don't go around these threads looking to pile on. The only reason I commented here is because of the connection to my posts in the Felder thread. I didn't like how people criticized me for my supposed naivete about the fact that "celebrities have plastic surgery", when I was speaking specifically to only one particular celebrity, Don Felder. I gave a considered analysis of what I think he's had done to get to his current appearance. Instead of people giving their opinions as to what surgical or non-surgical procedures he may or may not have had, I got "you're stupid if you don't think celebrities have surgery." More thoughtful contributions would have been something like, "Looks like he's had..." or "I'm seeing...." instead of how I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #36
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Yes, we are all eagles fans. I will just leave it at that. Sometimes you can't swim against the tide.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #37
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I'm sorry if I appear to be setting a double standard, of course I don't like being attacked when I believe that what I wrote wasn't offensive and of course I appreciate it when others support me. What I like about these boards is that in general, the posters don't like to see other posters unfairly attacked. I don't think you guys are being unfairly attacked - the mean-spirited critiques of physical appearances was a distasteful trolling of the Felder thread. I was surprised how diplomatic the admin responded initially, I thought she would have tried to put a stop to it sooner. I don't think the admin and mods try to stop good natured ribbing or observations, or even critical commentary about band member's actions (unless they the posts are getting too sexytime ). Perhaps a determination of what is mean-spirited and what is all in fun is a fine line, but it's like the definition of porn - you know it when you see it. The rules of this board are pretty clear - it's not a place for bashing the Eagles, especially about something as juvenile as physical appearances. On this very specific topic, I support Soda's position. I consider myself a comrade to all of you and I will support you if you need it. And I love that we are all Eagles fans.
By the way Mary, I was on your side when you were being attacked. You said nothing wrong and I will stand by that.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #38
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http://www.westword.com/1995-01-11/m...he-limit/full/

Here is another point of veiw about the HOF reunion.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #39
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This also goes along with what Felder said in his book about Bernie and Randy getting cut out of the Royalties.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #40
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Randy usually comes across as whatever happened 'So what' it's in the past but in this article he seems very angry-for him. I don't blame him either. To be cut off and cut out like that must have been dreadful. I have to read it again to take it all in.
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