I think we should be able to speak our opinions ‘as fact’ in IMHO. Qualifying everything to death is annoying. It should be assumed that one is speaking from opinion because 1. One can only speak from opinion on a topic as subjective as music, and 2. the name of the forum is IN MY HUMBLE OPINION!
So, what’s up with that. And I know that even Dio is tired of threads being about him, so my apologies…just so happens that when I noticed a mod ruling on this, it was over Dio’s quote.
Dio is the only person I’ve ever seen warned about this stupidity. Also, **Twickster **is the only mod I’ve seen give out the warning. I’m starting to think it’s a personal issue.
Can’t state something like that as fact? We have a certain member on this board who isn’t yet medically licensed for ANYTHING who gives out her opinion ad nauseum about medical things she is often DEAD WRONG about and she is never warned.
Since I also saw the thread report and would have given a basically equivalent moderating instruction, I’ll say this much: rather than interpreting this as a blanket rule, consider that twickster was attempting to stop the thread from going off topic. That’s all. I think most of us have seen this scenario play out before. People have been calling it “the Dio show” for a while, and although that’s sometimes unfair to Diogenes the Cynic, it did look like the thread was about to turn into the next in a long line of threads that went way off-topic after Diogenes the Cynic got involved, as people debated one blanket assertion or another that he made. Beyond that I should probably let twickster handle this in case she saw things differently.
This isn’t helpful. I know “complaints” is in the forum description, but the OP has a question and starting a pile-on is not going to get it answered.
These are four of the first five posts after the OP, all without citations or links to support them. Can you point out how “she is constantly striving to stay current”, “with every album there was a new image”, “Cyndi Lauper is a much better technical singer than Madonna”, “Cyndi has much more raw talent than Madonna” and “Madonna’s singing is heavily doctored in the studio and live recordings of her are barely listenable.” are not opinions presented as absolute facts?
You don’t seem to understand that we need to understand what the rules are. You are (looking at the topic of the thread) IMHO really bad at explaining why you make the mod notes and warnings that you do (or don’t, as the case may be), to the point of actually making long-time members confused about what the rules are.
Clarifying your intent – after the fact – is I suppose more helpful than not doing that. So once again, thanks for trying, I guess.