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PDG
12-20-2000, 09:47 AM
Hi everyone!

During this lull in bulletin board activity, I thought it might be nice to try & encourage some new people to share their views on Beethoven with the rest of us. This is a great site, but it could do with some new blood.

Maybe some people think that they`re not `expert` enough to post, but they`re wrong http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif
No one knows it all - I`m learning all the time - and even if people can`t really give reasons as to why they enjoy certain pieces, I`d still like to read about what they like. Or what they don`t!

So how about it, friends? You can still post in time for Christmas!

Rod
12-20-2000, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by PDG:
Hi everyone!

During this lull in bulletin board activity, I thought it might be nice to try & encourage some new people to share their views on Beethoven with the rest of us. This is a great site, but it could do with some new blood.


We haven't been going very long PDG! On the other hand the sites specific nature works against a large number of regular comentators. Beethoven specialists are few and far between, this I know for a fact. General classical music forums have dozens of punters having a go but in the end not saying very much.

Originally posted by PDG:

No one knows it all..


Not even me?

Originally posted by PDG:
So how about it, friends? You can still post in time for Christmas!

Everything comes to he who waits! This will probably be my last post for a week or two, unless I can find an internet cafe in the frozen wastelands of North England, so everyone have a good holiday, have a drink on me*, and have a toast to my good health.

Rod

*The writer reserves the right not to oblige any persons with regard to this remark. Your statutory rights are not affected.

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"If I were but of noble birth..." - Rod Corkin

Peter
12-20-2000, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by Rod :

We haven't been going very long PDG! On the other hand the sites specific nature works against a large number of regular comentators. Beethoven specialists are few and far between, this I know for a fact

Only since September in fact - so I am pleased that in the few months we have been going, we have built a core of enthusiasts that is steadily growing. As PDG says, everyone with an interest in Beethoven is welcome to join.

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'Man know thyself'

Serge
12-21-2000, 03:12 AM
I'll go on the record to say that whatever "lull" may exist now, it is yards ahead of the conversation available at this forum's nearest competitor, and I have made it amply clear there why that's the case. Let us hope it stays this way into the new millennium! And Rod, I'll take you up on your drink prerogative. Cheers to all!

Serge
12-22-2000, 12:09 AM
I should also say that no, Rod, you DON'T know it all. You really like to think so, though. Circumspection of opinion would seem to strike you as a vice or something. I wonder, Rod, if you've ever stopped to think about how bothersome that gets.

Rod
12-23-2000, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Serge:
I should also say that no, Rod, you DON'T know it all. You really like to think so, though. Circumspection of opinion would seem to strike you as a vice or something. I wonder, Rod, if you've ever stopped to think about how bothersome that gets.

You are correct in that I must confess that I do not know Beethoven's hat size, but I find your literal interpretation of everything I write a little bothersome too.

Rod



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"If I were but of noble birth..." - Rod Corkin

Serge
12-23-2000, 03:16 PM
Well, gee, Rod, since we're on a faceless forum where all we have to work with is what we write (not what we say or how we say it), what else do you expect me, or us, to think when you write or give clues that you think yourself or your opinions better than your respondents'? "Literal interpretation" of what you write?! What else would you have me do?

Michael
12-23-2000, 04:18 PM
This topic was started by PDG in order to attract new members but if they see us arguing like this, I doubt if they will be inclined to join!
Serge and Rod: Could we declare a truce for Christmas?
Thanks for the seasonal wishes, Serge, and don't take Rod too seriously. His tongue is planted in his cheek most of the time! (I hope!)
Again, seasonal wishes to all, Rod, Leslie,Chris,Peter, Suzie, PGD .....and anyone else I can't think of ... which is quite a lot ... I've had some punch (hic!)

And all you lurkers out there ... write to us! We're really a lovely bunch - as all Beethoven lovers would have to be!

Michael

Suzie
12-24-2000, 01:43 AM
Again, seasonal wishes to all, Rod, Leslie,Chris,Peter, Suzie, PGD .....and anyone else I can't think of ... which is quite a lot ... I've had some punch (hic!)

And all you lurkers out there ... write to us! We're really a lovely bunch - as all Beethoven lovers would have to be!

Michael [/B][/QUOTE]

Thanks, Michael. You have a wonderful holiday too!

Suz

PDG
12-24-2000, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Michael:
This topic was started by PDG in order to attract new members but if they see us arguing like this, I doubt if they will be inclined to join!
Serge and Rod: Could we declare a truce for Christmas?
Thanks for the seasonal wishes, Serge, and don't take Rod too seriously. His tongue is planted in his cheek most of the time! (I hope!)
Again, seasonal wishes to all, Rod, Leslie,Chris,Peter, Suzie, PGD .....and anyone else I can't think of ... which is quite a lot ... I've had some punch (hic!)
And all you lurkers out there ... write to us! We're really a lovely bunch - as all Beethoven lovers would have to be!
Michael

Cheers, Michael & everybody else.

By the way, Michael, you slightly misspelt my name. PDG is an extremely common name so you really have no excuse, although to make sure, I did check my birth certificate. It clearly states, "First christian name of child.....PDG." Of course, when you think about it, who would WANT to be saddled with a name like PGD? I mean it`s soooo silly. Thank God my parents are sensible people. http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif

Michael
12-24-2000, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by PDG:
Cheers, Michael & everybody else.

By the way, Michael, you slightly misspelt my name. )

Sorry ... blame the Christmas spirits. Anyway, by now I should be able to call you by your first name, P.
Cheers again,
Michael

Megan
01-16-2018, 05:27 PM
Cheers, Michael & everybody else.

By the way, Michael, you slightly misspelt my name. PDG is an extremely common name so you really have no excuse, although to make sure, I did check my birth certificate. It clearly states, "First christian name of child.....PDG." Of course, when you think about it, who would WANT to be saddled with a name like PGD? I mean it`s soooo silly. Thank God my parents are sensible people. http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif



How are you these days, PDG?

Peter
01-16-2018, 06:29 PM
How are you these days, PDG?

Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I doubt you'll get a response from PDG now unless he's still lurking somewhere. :)

Megan
01-16-2018, 06:57 PM
Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I doubt you'll get a response from PDG now unless he's still lurking somewhere. :)


Oh shock! :eek: I don't know how this page came up but I replied to it and never looked at the date! I hope PDG. is still around. :)

Michael
01-16-2018, 07:35 PM
Oh shock! :eek: I don't know how this page came up but I replied to it and never looked at the date! I hope PDG. is still around. :)

When I opened it I thought PDG had returned to the fold! Then I saw the date.
And the replies from almost 18 years ago! :eek:

Don't do things like that to us, Megan!!! ;)

Megan
01-16-2018, 07:38 PM
When I opened it I thought PDG had returned to the fold! Then I saw the date.
And the replies from almost 18 years ago! :eek:

Don't do things like that to us, Megan!!! ;)


Well,to soften the blow, I hope you were sitting down when you discovered a reply here after so long! :p

Sorrano
01-18-2018, 02:38 PM
When I opened it I thought PDG had returned to the fold! Then I saw the date.
And the replies from almost 18 years ago! :eek:

Don't do things like that to us, Megan!!! ;)

I had the same reaction here. Then I saw Rod's reply and realized this wasn't new.

Joy
01-22-2018, 04:42 PM
And here I thought the old gang was back together again! :D

Megan
01-23-2018, 01:47 AM
And here I thought the old gang was back together again! :D

Happy days! :).

Hollywood
01-23-2018, 07:52 AM
I too was thinking that this was a blast from the past and that the old gang was back again. Then I noticed the year date of those posts to see that it was way back in 2000. How time flies when you're having fun...:cool:

Peter
01-23-2018, 09:29 AM
I too was thinking that this was a blast from the past and that the old gang was back again. Then I noticed the year date of those posts to see that it was way back in 2000. How time flies when you're having fun...:cool:

Indeed, it's 14 years since we met up with Bernard in Vienna! :)