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flavius_m
Lurking in rec.music.classical.guitar (yes, Usenet still is out there and people still use it, even if uk.people.gothic is rather very dead) and find a long thread/argument about 'talent' vs 'work, what is talent and does it exist. Not going there.. .. as it could be an interesting discussion or, more likely, a dogma-shouting feast, like most arguments about politics or religion. People have fixed ideas about these things, reason doesn't seem to go into it.

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erming From: erming Date: August 7th, 2013 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to follow UPG but gave up after the endless tedious arguments by one person against Whisky Dave that killed it for everyone.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: August 7th, 2013 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, the epic arguments between Whisky-Dave and Hester (who is in livejournal but never was in my f-list or, more to the point, I never was in hers, for some reason. As for Whisky Dave (or was it Whiskey-Dave) there is one person in uk.comp.sys.mac who uses that handle and gets in the same sort of argument, wonder if it's the same one.

uk.people.gothic is kind of still there, but that: very still. Once in a while someone will post and there'll be a few follow ups and then it goes into catalepsy again. Dave H (who used to be dhm here) still puts up the FAQ for the newsgroup every two months. Often enough that's the only post you see in that interval.
erming From: erming Date: August 7th, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well I didn't mind Whisky Dave's so much as they were often funny. Hesters were just huge quantites of dirge day in day out that killed it.

One thing I always wondered was what she did for a living then, as it seems highly unlikely she did anything else other than reply all day and it seems highly unlikely people paid her to do so knowingly.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: August 8th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Here;s what Marge thought a time, a little window into the past:

http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Uk/uk.people.gothic/2006-05/msg00135.html
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