The above thread was an appeal to Dopers to listen to and critique all-original music by me and my band.
SkipMagic’s reason for closing was:
I went through the CS rules again, and found no mention of requiring permission to post links to original art. In fact, the rules refer to different scenarios involving “original art” threads. To wit:
We’ve had loads of threads involving original art over the years. I’ve posted them, OpalCat has posted them, as well as many, many other posters, about art ranging from music to painting to poetry.
I don’t recall ever having to ask permission before, and it ain’t in the rules.
Why should the mods care, even if there are a ton of threads linking to original art (“we want you to ask first so that the SDMB doesn’t turn into a college-town streetlamp where anything and everything is promoted.”)? It’s Cafe Society. It’s “Our salon for art, drama, literature, movies, music, comics, cuisine – all the artistic disciplines – if it’s about creativity, entertainment, or leisure, it goes here.” If there’s no interest, it will go away. It’s pretty much that simple.
I’m not promoting my band for commercial purposes. I think it’s good music, and I want Dopers to hear it.
Given that my inquiries via PM have thus far gone unanswered (yeah, yeah, real life, etc.), I thought I’d ask here:
What the hell? I’m not exactly infuriated about it, but I must confess to being annoyed. Why does it seem that this board gets more restrictive and anal-retentive as time goes on?