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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 06:58 PM
me and the wife signed up with this forum yesterday because we are big fans of the Allmans from way back when. we spent some time over on the other part, anything goes and asked those people about some tips for getting autographs and a bunch of people were nice and helped us out. i am just wondering if we should not be over on this side. we told our 15 and 16 year olds that they could come here and check the place out but we think we made a mistake. what is different about this whipping post side. this morning i saw some terrible things that were said between some nut mike and some other fella named old time guy or something like that. i did not know things like that went on at a place for Allman fans. from what i can see those two guys have been blocked from being here and that is a relief. now tonight i figured that stuff was all wrapped up and i been reading these postings. one of them wonders if this place should even exist and what bothers me most is how people in that group are saying mean and filthy things to each other. i did not know that kind of talk would be allowed by the band. now please someone tell us if maybe we signed up in the wrong place. the wife wants to know if the band has give n the ok for this place or did we just stumble on the wrong place and not to be mean to anyone here but over on the other side people don't seem to be fighting and saying foul things to each other. please tell us what is different between booth sides if it is all under the same band. don't mean to rile anyone up and we will not come back if this is a private setting. thanks to all of you.

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:16 PM
Well I don't think it is anything other than a reflection of the country at large. People disagree on many different issues other than politics, they disagree on music, venues, ticket prices, show cancellations, to many birthday greetings, to many smiley faces in a post, who is the for-most expert on all things Allman, gravesites, too many pictures of Gregg, not enough pictures of Dickey, who is the better guitar player from this line up vs. the old line up, who deserves to be in the band, who does not, whether Butch should have a home in France, should we monitor the site, should we not, who goes to the most shows, who is a bigger fan, who is not a fan, older fans vs. younger fans, to much warm and fuzzy's, not enough warm a fuzzy's, religion, patriots vs. non patriots, who loves America more or less, disagreements about the off shoot bands of current members, who should be in those bands, who should not, should Dickey be part of the band, should Dickey stick to his own band, medical issues, who's in know, who is not, too many groupies, not enough groupies, promotion of bands of members, not enough promotion of members bands, best drummers, worst drummers, best keyboardist, worst keyboardists, to tape vs not to tape, should Warren sing more, should Gregg sing more, who writes enough new material, who does not write enough material, etc.

That being said and I am sure I have missed a lot of other things but some of these discussions can be nasty, some respectful but I would like to welcome you anyway and hope you add to the things that are important to you and by pass the things that are not.



[Edited on 8/7/2008 by PattyG]

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:20 PM
roger, there are two "main" sections to the Forum


Anything Goes
Talk about life, love, and oh yeah, keep some relationship to the Allman Brothers Band too!

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Whipping Post
Got a point you want to make ... and remake endlessly? Tie it here to the Whipping Post and leave other Forums be.


I hope that clears it up for you.

If not, ask away, but you might want to do that over on the Anything Goes section.

 
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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:30 PM
Accepting your comments at face value; this is an internet forum where all sorts of adults speak their mind about all sorts of topics. Compared to many similar places on the net, this one is generally well mannered. But that doesn't mean it should be rated G. More like PG-13 most of the time, and lapsing into R at times because of language - but rarely.

What you expose your kids to is your business. You should monitor the place for a while and see if it suits your standards.

I've been on sites where all they talk about is "the band" and the moderators hold tight sway over anything that goes beyond that. And I've found all those places to be incredibly boring. You get a small group of devotees who only talk about one thing and after a month or two you're ready to scream: "doesn't anyone here have interest in anything else except "x's" music?!!"

That's the beauty of this place. We talk about all sorts of topics, joke with each other, poke a little fun sometimes, get serious and slightly heated about some debates, and generally do all the things that humans do when they interact. Well, almost...

As to your questions about the band's opinion, interaction, or sanctioning of what goes on anywhere on the site - I don't think they have much, if any, involvement. Some others may know better on that score.

Those that stick around here develop a pretty thick skin about it all, taking and giving criticsm at times. It's the best community of people I've run accross on the net, but it may not be for you. You'll have to figure that out for yourself.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:30 PM
Roger and spouse, welcome. You might consider acclimatizing yourself in the Anything Goes forum for a while, and then if you're feeling bold, come over to the Whipping Post. That's what I did, anyway. You just came in during peak summer heat, when violence and riots abound!

Trish, your post should be the Wikipedia definition of Hittin' the Web! Well done!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:35 PM
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You just came in during peak summer heat, when violence and riots abound!

I think the natives are extra restless this year Brock, since there was no Beacon Run

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:35 PM
Thanks Brock!

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Those that stick around here develop a pretty thick skin about it all, taking and giving criticsm at times. It's the best community of people I've run accross on the net.


Rich, I think so as well!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:48 PM
PattyG said; "...Patriots vs. non-Patriots..."

PATRIOTS !!!!!!!!!

 

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PattyG said; "...Patriots vs. non-Patriots..."

PATRIOTS !!!!!!!!!




Perfect example of how this stuff gets started! LOL!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:53 PM
There are some that go too far and make things personal, but by and large it really is a caring group of people that like any other group, have disagreements/discussions/arguments etc. Hang around for a while, I think you'll be glad you did. And welcome.

Greg

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:54 PM
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PattyG said; "...Patriots vs. non-Patriots..."

PATRIOTS !!!!!!!!!




Perfect example of how this stuff gets started! LOL!



Is not!



 
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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:54 PM
You're all infidels. Only Cowboys fans should be allowed to post here.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:55 PM
Is too!

 

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PattyG said; "...Patriots vs. non-Patriots..."

PATRIOTS !!!!!!!!!




Perfect example of how this stuff gets started! LOL!


heh heh...I knew what you meant.

just wanted to get a rise outta MacKenzie.

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:57 PM
Well you could live in Atlanta and only have the Falcons to root for. Now that my friends is depressing.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 07:58 PM
Ward, Beaver tells me there are mean and filthy things going on in the whipping post.






Sounds like our kind of place June, now tie me up and talk dirty to me...

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 08:04 PM
Welcome Roger and Family. You will find a lot of great people on this site. Whether it is suitable for your children to read the WP is up to you. In the words of Gregg, "I ain't no saint, sure as hell ain't no savior, every other Christmas I would practice good behavior." I would say that since we are ABB fans, some of us resemble this lyric.

 

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  posted on 8/7/2008 at 07:28 AM
Check out the KCJimmy Godzilla Lounge in the Trades section.


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  posted on 8/7/2008 at 07:58 AM
Hi Roger, I, too, would like to welcome you and your family here. I agree with you that Whipping Post can get a little out of control at times. I started a thread recently on whipping post called "Active Ingredient in Marijuana May Be Anti-Cancer Agent". "Mikey7" (who you very accurately refer to as "some nut mike") got a bit out of control, calling another member five different derogatory names within one paragraph when all that member did was quote something that Mikey had referenced in one of his posts. That kind of childish behavior is uncalled for here, and apparently is not going to be tolerated, as I see all of Mikey's posts have been deleted from that thread.

For the most part, I think interesting discussions about various topics are held both on "anything goes" and "whipping post". Some avoid whipping post altogether.......you know the old saying, "to remain friends, avoid religion and politics". If you find those kind of discussions inflammatory and offensive, stick to anything goes. I personally look on whipping post now after avoiding it for years, but still, I often look at the subject of a thread and avoid it immediately, particularly political discussions. To me, it's an argument that you never can win.

However, in general you will find a lot of very friendly, intelligent folks on this site whose main reason for being here is love of The Allman Brothers Band and music in general. If that interests you, stick primarily to anything goes and only tread in whipping post if you want to debate some sociological issue. I thought I knew a lot about music until I got on here years ago; I've been schooled many times, to my benefit, by music lovers here, some musicians, some just fans like me. I've met people here who I hooked up with at shows in various parts of the country, had dinner and/or drinks with them, and always enjoyed their company. Don't let the negativism of a few turn you off!!

[Edited on 8/7/2008 by robslob]

 

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You're all infidels. Only Cowboys fans should be allowed to post here.


Where's Alec

 

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  posted on 8/7/2008 at 08:11 AM
Roger sure got a grasp of the WP and its members. All in one day? Amazing really. It is as if he was already a member. No capital letters except for Allman. hmmm
Even knew that johnWott was the tall guy. Impressive first day.

Welcome

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Well I don't think it is anything other than a reflection of the country at large. People disagree on many different issues other than politics, they disagree on music, venues, ticket prices, show cancellations, to many birthday greetings, to many smiley faces in a post, who is the for-most expert on all things Allman, gravesites, too many pictures of Gregg, not enough pictures of Dickey, who is the better guitar player from this line up vs. the old line up, who deserves to be in the band, who does not, whether Butch should have a home in France, should we monitor the site, should we not, who goes to the most shows, who is a bigger fan, who is not a fan, older fans vs. younger fans, to much warm and fuzzy's, not enough warm a fuzzy's, religion, patriots vs. non patriots, who loves America more or less, disagreements about the off shoot bands of current members, who should be in those bands, who should not, should Dickey be part of the band, should Dickey stick to his own band, medical issues, who's in know, who is not, too many groupies, not enough groupies, promotion of bands of members, not enough promotion of members bands, best drummers, worst drummers, best keyboardist, worst keyboardists, to tape vs not to tape, should Warren sing more, should Gregg sing more, who writes enough new material, who does not write enough material, etc.

That being said and I am sure I have missed a lot of other things but some of these discussions can be nasty, some respectful but I would like to welcome you anyway and hope you add to the things that are important to you and by pass the things that are not.



[Edited on 8/7/2008 by PattyG]




Love this post .... said it all ....Thanks PattyG ( hmmm should I add a smiley face..Aw what the heck... )

Welcome Mr. Roger and Mrs. Roger ..you can Check in , but you can never leave....

 

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  posted on 8/7/2008 at 08:46 AM
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An outfit full of outlaws,rouges,hippies,bikers,wanna-be's,has beens,gonna be's,rednecks,flower children,rebels,hustlers,dish washers,truck drivers,pot growers,church goers,sound techs,musicians,insurance salesmen,doctors(both head & physical),green horns,seasoned road dogs,pacifist,optomist,assholes.Man you name em ,their here.
Slingin,quotin,hashin,reasonin,rebelling,puttin out fires,startin fires,sittin by the fire,hangin on a thread,or jumpin in feet first.

WELCOME TO THE WHIPPING POST

I'd say that does a pretty good job of simming it up.

 

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