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#31
General Discussion / Re: New Forum Version
Last post by El Barto - Today at 09:18:06 AM
Seems we can no longer expand the reply box downward. Don't know if that's a bug/feature or not.
#32
General Discussion / Re: New Forum Version
Last post by Evermind - Today at 09:16:55 AM
Quote from: LithoJazzoSphere on Today at 09:12:02 AMTwo things that seem to be a bug, or maybe I just haven't figured them out yet.  One is that you used to be able to click on the post number for a comment to open it in a separate tab or save the link to get back to that specific post more easily later, and that seems absent. 

Maybe I misunderstood your post, but you can click on the date of the post and it seems to do pretty much the same.
#33
General Music Discussion / Re: Genesis Studio Albums Coun...
Last post by Zydar - Today at 09:15:35 AM
I quite like this one actually, being that I'm a HUGE fan of lush 60s pop ever since I was a kid. There are some fine songs here - In The Wilderness is probably my favourite, but there are also The Conqueror, The Serpent, and The Silent Sun. If you're looking for pure prog music, "you won't find it here, look another way". That would come on the next album.

That said, I ranked it next to last because - well, the rest of the albums to come are just better :P

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#34
General Discussion / Re: New Forum Version
Last post by LithoJazzoSphere - Today at 09:12:02 AM
I also have concerns with the "like" button.  I've seen it implemented over the years on various other forums, and while it's difficult to isolate correlation from causation, from my perspective it degrades the quality of discussion over time.  It leads to a lot of low engagement clicking rather than formulation of someone's own thoughts on a topic.  Lots of time crafting pithy statements to "fish" for likes.  Mini forum wars where you can directly see "team A" vs. "team B" on a topic.  Low-level neurotic "I liked his post, why didn't he like mine in return?" type of behavior.  Personally I've felt the negatives outweigh the positives, and I kind of liked DTF differentiating itself from more generic social medium platforms, and it chips away at that.

Two things that seem to be a bug, or maybe I just haven't figured them out yet.  One is that you used to be able to click on the post number for a comment to open it in a separate tab or save the link to get back to that specific post more easily later, and that seems absent. 

Quoting a video with both text and a Youtube link, I can't figure out yet how to delete the embedded video so I can just quote the comment. 

I also definitely look forward to a darker theme.  It's particularly jarring when my themes everywhere else aren't nearly as bright. 

That said, much appreciation to the admin team for how relatively smoothly things have gone so far. 
#35
Silent Sun and When The Sour Turns to Sweet are pleasant tunes, and admirable song-writing for a bunch of 16 year olds, but yeah, on the whole this album isn't the Genesis we know and love. That band would really be born on the follow-up.
#36

The Mayan Factor fans will be pleased
#37
Dream Theater / Re: DREAM THEATER - Europe leg...
Last post by Mosh - Today at 09:03:16 AM
Interesting stuff guys. I don't follow the DT bootleg scene but I do like to peruse their setlists on the tourography. I always wanted to hear that particular show because I really liked the confidence of opening the tour with the entire ToT album. I didn't know that the performance wasn't up to standards.

I guess it's easy to respect MP/the band's wishes on not trading shows when they have always been supportive of the bootleg scene.

Are there other notable "no trade" shows? Or is this list accessible on here or MP's website?
#38
I ranked it last because I have zero memory, and I had zero urge to re-check it out.  I just remember it being boring and forgettable.  And not a single Genesis fan I know has every talked up a single song from it to get my to even think about returning to any of it.
#39
On July 26th, 11:45 AM I'll be interviewing Jon Courtney.
If you have questions for him, please send them my way
#40
Dream Theater / Re: DT16 Timeline Thread - Jam...
Last post by SuperTaco - Today at 08:59:08 AM
That is a gorgeous microphone