Post by cer on Dec 16, 2018 9:03:10 GMT -5
IMO, the problem is that there is a continuum of possible statements that one can make about Jackie or anyone else, from completely over the top to complete hate ("under the bottom" ). Where should the line be drawn? That is very hard to do.
I thought that there was nothing wrong about posting that one was concerned about Jackie drinking at the Sugar Factory, but I now think it matters exactly what one writes, and others have different opinions. I don't think that one can only state that Jackie is the greatest singer in the history of the galaxy.
There are continuums about mostly anything. Admin just stated that it is OK to talk about the Civil War and Vietnam. So, where is the line? Is talking about Trump's first year OK too? I think not, but ... If one can talk about the Vietnam war, can we discuss why a certain person did not serve there?
To my knowledge, no one here has an exaggerated opinion of Jackie's voice. When one objects to the vocabulary another uses in an attempt to describe his impression, such as "exquisite", "enchanting", "mesmerizing, etc. when words seem inadequate to ones experience, labeling him/her "OTT" or "mush and gush", is where a line should be drawn. That is not disagreeing, but rather, it is ridiculing. No one can make a determination about another's experience, nor has he a right to humiliate another for what he thinks and feels because one doesn't share that experience.
Ridiculing in such a manner is a demonstration that one himself has a mediocre opinion at best. "Beautiful", "unique" or "pretty" are generic adjectives that express nothing out of the ordinary, and seem the limit of one's appreciation, and therefore the extent of his tolerance. Anything beyond that seems to trigger disdain.
In support of msims, it's apparent that one with such a disposition is here with a purpose to be disagreeable and therefore not in support of the fan community, but in opposition to it. One in particular is rather smug in his right to speak his mind to those who "should develop a tough skin".
In regards to Sims rant, most fan forums, like others that I have visited have no problem coping with different points of views. I would like to thank Rick and the other moderators in here for allowing all of us to state our opinions without the fear of being bullied by others, and all you need to know is Rob is LOL at this post.... sad!