[Pinned] Band spelling etc.....
July 19, 2010 8:39:54 PM UTC Post #31

=Tom Soares said:There are hundreds of thousands of fans of this band out there and not every one of them has to get the spelling correct all the time. I have been to hundreds of shows (not just Skynyrd ones) all over this country. I happen to be a big fan of MANY bands music and can not name all the members of the bands. All I know is I love the music because it speaks to me.

I would be willing to bet that if you went to a LS show in an arena with 10,000 fans you could not find 500 of them who can name every member of the band or how to spell their names correctly. So what? Does that make them love the music or the legacy of the band any less than the couple dozen hard core people who post here all the time?

This site is for ALL fans of this band. Young, old, long time followers or those who are just learning about the band today for the first time. Give them some slack. The biggest complainers are the same ones who are complaining about the many threads all dealing with the same topics but they have no problem writing post after boring post complaining EVERY TIME someone misspells the name. Why do you all feel the need to belittle and attack someone who might be a new fan of the band because they spell the name wrong? This forum is for everyone not just the few who think they are insiders or special because they have all the lyrics to every song memorized. Just because you happen to know a lot about the history of the band etc does not make you better than the next fan. Shoving it into the faces of the less informed fans however makes you look bad not them. SHARE that knowledge in a polite teaching manner and just maybe the newer fans will learn something and gain a better respect and understanding of this amazing band. Most fans come to the site to learn something or become a part of the Skynyrd Nation. Why do you want to chase them away by belittling them?

So please people. Try showing a LITTLE tolerance and stop attacking new posters or those who might have a different opinion than you do about what songs they want on a set list.

As far as the multiple threads...... again SO WHAT? We have a lot of new posters who love the band and the new CD. Not everyone has the time or desire to read through dozens of threads to find the proper one that YOU would like them to post something in. They are merely excited about the CD or maybe they want to post their feelings about how the band has changed their lives. You posting a complaint in every one of those threads berating them for not posting their comments in the thread YOU would prefer does not help anything. Read them or ignore them. Attacking the poster because they did not post where YOU think it should have gone is not productive.

And BTW with this new site and company I am not the only person monitoring these boards. There are about 6 or 7 others and we all will be removing any posts that serve no other purpose other than to attack other fans of the band. So contribute to the discussions all you want and continue to love and support your band but do so with respect for others.

Thanks
Tom

July 19, 2010 9:17:54 PM UTC Post #32

@careca: You are right, I am from Holland, I will certainly make mistakes too, but that doesnot mean you can't say anything here in this forum. After all we are all LS fans and have to respect eachother.

Btw, Austria is a beautiful country, I just love it. We are visiting Voralberg every year for 2 weeks during the summer.
Leaving next thursday again for Lech, and go walking in the mountains...

Keep on rocking!!!

August 02, 2010 11:51:48 PM UTC Post #33

=Tom Soares said:There are hundreds of thousands of fans of this band out there and not every one of them has to get the spelling correct all the time. I have been to hundreds of shows (not just Skynyrd ones) all over this country. I happen to be a big fan of MANY bands music and can not name all the members of the bands. All I know is I love the music because it speaks to me.

I would be willing to bet that if you went to a LS show in an arena with 10,000 fans you could not find 500 of them who can name every member of the band or how to spell their names correctly. So what? Does that make them love the music or the legacy of the band any less than the couple dozen hard core people who post here all the time?

This site is for ALL fans of this band. Young, old, long time followers or those who are just learning about the band today for the first time. Give them some slack. The biggest complainers are the same ones who are complaining about the many threads all dealing with the same topics but they have no problem writing post after boring post complaining EVERY TIME someone misspells the name. Why do you all feel the need to belittle and attack someone who might be a new fan of the band because they spell the name wrong? This forum is for everyone not just the few who think they are insiders or special because they have all the lyrics to every song memorized. Just because you happen to know a lot about the history of the band etc does not make you better than the next fan. Shoving it into the faces of the less informed fans however makes you look bad not them. SHARE that knowledge in a polite teaching manner and just maybe the newer fans will learn something and gain a better respect and understanding of this amazing band. Most fans come to the site to learn something or become a part of the Skynyrd Nation. Why do you want to chase them away by belittling them?

So please people. Try showing a LITTLE tolerance and stop attacking new posters or those who might have a different opinion than you do about what songs they want on a set list.

As far as the multiple threads...... again SO WHAT? We have a lot of new posters who love the band and the new CD. Not everyone has the time or desire to read through dozens of threads to find the proper one that YOU would like them to post something in. They are merely excited about the CD or maybe they want to post their feelings about how the band has changed their lives. You posting a complaint in every one of those threads berating them for not posting their comments in the thread YOU would prefer does not help anything. Read them or ignore them. Attacking the poster because they did not post where YOU think it should have gone is not productive.

And BTW with this new site and company I am not the only person monitoring these boards. There are about 6 or 7 others and we all will be removing any posts that serve no other purpose other than to attack other fans of the band. So contribute to the discussions all you want and continue to love and support your band but do so with respect for others.

Thanks
Tom

August 03, 2010 12:04:27 AM UTC Post #34

Hey Tom...I agree with you 100% man! You can find most of these no-life people on dozens of other websites doing the same thing they do here. Try to find fault with anything and everything they can! Usually, that indicates insecurity and lack of a life on their part. I feel sorry for people who only concentrate on the negative and pick things to death to try and make themselves feel more secure. It's really pathetic. Anyway, I have and will continue to support Skynyrd. Met Ronnie and the originals in 1971 or '72, in Muscle Shoals , Al. in the studios. Like every other true fan, I have been saddened by all the tragedies they have endured. For the survivors, it is a tribute to them to still have such a great band and keep on putting out good music and touring!!!! THANK YOU Johnny and band!!!! Muscle Shoals Paul

August 08, 2010 3:47:14 AM UTC Post #35

@MuscleShoalsPaul: Greetings MSPaul!! I live in North AL too and I attended UNA in the late 80's/early 90's. Nice to read your posting and know that you are a true Skynyrd fan.

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

August 29, 2010 3:33:29 AM UTC Post #36

I agree with YOU 100 percent Paul..We have one of those People here.
so Highly educated,in their own mind,that they are above the rest of us.
I find it a shame that in all of their education, they never learned how to get along with their fellow Man.
Education can do a lot for a Person,however, it can't give them a degree in Class.
Like The Song says-I've seen a lot of People who thought they were cool , but then again,Lord, I've seen a lot of fools.

-RossingtonRules-

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

September 01, 2010 7:38:35 PM UTC Post #37

I agree with what Rossington Rules said!

It's all about the music! This band has heart, as do most of their fans!

September 23, 2010 2:22:50 AM UTC Post #38

@RossingtonRules: Amen!

October 02, 2010 1:08:37 AM UTC Post #39

to all them comments on the prior page........... "AGREED.... AGREED...... AGREEEED....... AGREEEEED...... HOPE I DUN COVER'D 'EM ALL! What says we all TUYN IT UP!........... KEEP THE FAITH...

IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW, WOULD YOU STILL REMEMBER ME?

July 12, 2011 4:21:44 PM UTC Post #40

Thanks-and sadly , the Person I referred to in my First post, is still here, and still has no class.
Insulting New Fans, correcting Spelling errors and picking fights with People who come to say Lynyrd is going to be working on a New Album.I suppose that some People are so unhappy,they have to do their best to see that others aren't happy either.
They just can't come to the Board , and get along,and talk Lynyrd.
To me,it's a shame, and I just don't understand it.

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

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