Is this just the "grumpy old man" forum now?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jack Clayton, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Bluego1

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    Who says folks anymore? You sound old AF.
     
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  2. KyAnne

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    Youth is sooooooooooo wasted on the young.

    Much love, Grumpy Olde Curmudgeon.
     
  3. Jack Clayton

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    I very much agree with this sentiment. I'm on here, in large part, because of the older people who have decades more experience on the subject than me. I've gotten a lot of help on projects by asking questions here. I assume nobody wants guitar nerd culture to die with the Boomers. I feel I'm a good example of how it doesn't. I'm a milennial who comes to this forum to glean wisdom from the old guard. There are plenty of outlets online where people can whine about "kids today" and say sexually demeaning things about women young enough to be their daughters. On a forum that has rules against posting profanity and political stuff, I don't know why the rest of this is allowed to fly.
     
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    You'll prob hate TGP too.
     
  5. bgmacaw

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    Yes.

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    "and the cool music will be 12 oz. hammers banging metal trash cans"

    It'll STILL be a vast improvement over the crap they're spewing out today.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  8. Mick Sullivan

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    Young people are not staying away from here because of grumpiness it any other form of abrasiveness.

    You should see the carnage on the forums that young people do frequent. It’s a jungle out there.

    This forum really has it together when it comes to conduct.
     
  9. jimilee

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    47 more pages about grumpy old men being grumpy. Interesting.


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  10. charlie chitlin

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    None of your damn business.
    Now, get off my lawn.
     
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    I really have nothing to add.
    But I wanted to be part of this thread...

    Grumpy old men made the guitars you love. except that... I can add that.
     
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  12. Verne Bunsen

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    Dagnabbit, you young whippersnappers! Get offa my lawn and turn down those boom-boom cars!
     
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    In all seriousness it's something to watch out for!

    Being automatically pissed off and critical about certain topics is not good for the soul. I was confessing my anger and grumpiness to an older spiritual mentor and he laughed in a manner suggesting "just wait".....!

    I've noticed it in me! I used to spout off as it was funny and I could say what I thought with impudence and a smile. As I get a bit older I find just spewing venom as reactions at times.

    A good buddy in his 70's and acting like me x1000! Not a happy guy at all and he used to be, at least outwardly!

    I have reserved certain topics to speak my mind on but have reconsidered those.... I'm sure I'll pop in with typical old fart griping on occasion but you should see the posts I delete before I post!

    I guess what I'm saying is the more we allow the world to annoy us and react in a negative manner the more we do it. Think of all those grumpy old men we knew growing up and look in the mirror! There he is!

    Don't end up like old Harold Delaney!

     
  14. Mike Eskimo

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    Yes and more yes.

    And even more.

    God I hate that band.

    If we gathered up all your posts from the last couple of weeks and I had no idea your name or your location I’m guaran-damn-teeing you I could guess both...o_O...right off the bat...o_O
     
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  15. dickey

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    Okay...meaning what?
     
  16. Toto'sDad

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    Let me see if I understand your post. You have come here to deride grumpy old men for being grumpy? Furthermore, you are grumping, because we do not share your particular set of values, and grumps. WE, collectively are NOT driving young people away, they can't sit still long enough to converse with a bunch of grumpy old men, and with the short hand speak they use among themselves, none of us would understand anything they had to say anyway. This particular part of the forum has evolved to just exactly what it wants to be.

    Mostly:

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  17. Flaneur

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    You have three choices, Jack.

    One, quit posting on the forum altogether.
    Two, quit reading the Bad Dog.
    Three, start reporting and confronting inappropriate posts, when you read them.

    I hope you choose two or three.

    You may have noticed that in the first of two Taylor Swift threads, a member used intemperate and demeaning language about Ms Swift and was both reported and challenged about it. The second thread has been extremely complimentary about her work, as indeed were many posts in the first one.

    You really shouldn't be surprised if guys in their seventies perceive public displays of individuality in negative ways. Punks and hippies took a terrible amount of abuse from strangers, in their turn- it's usually been that way and the remarks here are tame, by that standard.

    Stick around and contribute to the diverse wisdom of the forum. Don't assume that all of those pejorative posts are serious, since plenty of guys come here for the humorous leisure opportunities, which include poking fun at modern orthodoxies and rules. Re-educate some of your peers, if you think it's appropriate. Quitting would seem like denying yourself access to knowledge, because some of the purveyors are a bit behind the times, socially. :)
     
  18. Nick Fanis

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    I don't think that 99% of young people even know what a telecaster IS.

    We are not a hip hop forum so they naturally stay away...:lol:
     
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    TGP is for cork sniffers who like to brag about their dentist guitars and Kemper Profilers.
     
  20. Mexitele Blues

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    I love grumpy old men.

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    I work with them, am friends with them, and from the perspective of my kids, am well on my way to becoming one.

    In the meantime I try my best to stay open-minded and reasonable and avoid those who aren't.
     
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