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COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby musicista vecchio » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:53 am

Almost entire 2020 calendar wiped out?
Deposits returned?
Or how about this--your "12th man" who doubles on booking and sound take your website down?

A band formed in 1969 with one remaining septuagenarian original member done after a half century of Stax soul, trad jazz, and jump blues?

Watch for this stuff on Ebay:
list of equipment removed, the SOS forums are not a place to promote equipment for sale - Andy

<sigh>
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby musicista vecchio » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:04 am

This list wasn't really an ad to sell anything.

I was being facetious about ebay.

I was just sharing the band's instrument list with any possible gearheads on the forum.

This probably isn't the forum for me.
Please cancel my enrollment.

Thank you.
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby zenguitar » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:51 am

musicista vecchio wrote:This list wasn't really an ad to sell anything.

I was being facetious about ebay.

Of course, you know what was in your mind when you wrote. But you must appreciate that it was your first post here. No one has had a chance to get to know you yet, and you haven't had the opportunity to get to know us either.

Because the SOS forums rank high in search engine results we are, regrettably, persistently targeted by spammers. A system that requires a new member's first three posts to be approved, and a small dedicated team of moderators ensures that very little spam gets through (and that which does is promptly removed) and the public don't get to see spam here. However, periodically we do get spammers who attempt to post lengthy lists of musical equipment for sale, often on eBay.

So it is understandable that you would not be aware that your facetious comment and list of gear could have been interpreted as spam and a breach of the forum rule that forbids sale ads. Nevertheless, it was clear to me that you were not a spammer and had a welcome contribution to make to the forums. So it was equally clear that I should approve your post and not treat you as a spammer, but instead remove what appeared to be a list of gear for sale.

And subsequently I have approved your 2nd post so that you have the opportunity to make your response.

We really are a friendly place here, and I am sorry that we have got off on the wrong foot. You have an important story to share about the impact 2020 has had on a band with a 50+ year history and the behaviour of your "12th man". My decision to edit your post was made to ensure you remained within the forum rules but could still have your important story heard instead of being censored or denied a platform.

You really are welcome here and I am sorry if I caused offence.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby BJG145 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:56 am

Hi Musicista, welcome to the forum!
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:30 pm

Hi musicista vecchio, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)


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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby musicista vecchio » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:11 pm

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

This covid thing (not to mention other stuff) has people jumpy.

I'll stick around and do more reading here before I post again.

Thanks.
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby CS70 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:01 pm

musicista vecchio wrote:Sorry for the misunderstanding.

This covid thing (not to mention other stuff) has people jumpy.

I'll stick around and do more reading here before I post again.

Thanks.

Welcome, qui ci sono musicisti vecchi e nuovi :)
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby manwilde » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:21 pm

What a great, great place this is!. Such an elegant attitude from you all... as usual. Thanks a lot, it´s really nice to see somebody dealing with potential "issues" with unknown people in such a nice way.
And yes, musicista vecchio, stick around, sei arrivato a un buon posto!.
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby Arpangel » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:22 pm

Welcome, I can understand you’re concerns, don’t worry about it.
It’s a shit situation for everyone.
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Re: COVID-IMPOSED HIATUS?

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:31 pm

musicista vecchio wrote:Sorry for the misunderstanding.

This covid thing (not to mention other stuff) has people jumpy.

I'll stick around and do more reading here before I post again.

Thanks.

Welcome from me too, glad you're going to stick around. :thumbup:
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