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what happened to ed F?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Howard K, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Sorry I just have to ask, where did he go?

    I preume he got fed up with it and quit?

    Does any one actually know?

  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Oh dear - there were loads of long threads about this - Chris F exlained as best he could - but not only did Ed leave, but he went through and deleted every post he had ever made - one-by-one!!:eek:

    Although some of his posts remain in threads that were locked by moderators.....
  3. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Whoa, that's pretty severe...

    I must have been away or something when it happened.

    No disrespect to the man, but that does seem a rather conceited and extreme thing to do. I mean it implies that he was so upset with TB that not only did he refuse to continue to share the wealth of his experience, but he took back everything he'd already shared. Full on.

    That is fascinating, I'd so love to know why!

    I cant help wondering if it had anything to do with the post I made telling him he could be more subtle when dishing out the judgements of people's abilities. He'd told me I "was not hearing anything I was hearing with any clarity" after I posted about practicing rest strokes in a thread about licks if I rememebr rightly?

    Mad, so does anyone know anything?
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Ed was the 2nd person I've known to have done that - although I'm sure others have. Jeff B. was the other guy and if I remember correctly they both seem to have a lot in common. I think doing such a thing says lots about a person.
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Chris said there were reasons - but he wasn't going to say and lots of people guessed - including myself.

    Ed - did send round a message which seemed to refer to a thread where he, myself and Moley were compared to manure - or rather our posts were!

    But Chris said it wasn't that - I'm sure you could find the threads discussing this somewhere around....?
  6. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Ah yes, the manure brigade.

    Well, I try my best, y'know :meh:
  7. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    "If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town."
  8. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Well, I could understand it if it were you and moley, but... :D Sorry, I absolutely couldnt resist!
    That's just ignorance though, I mean you guys post some heavy theory at times, some people are bound to react adversely to what they dont understand. I cant imagine he was strung so tight that he would get upset by that.

    My guess would be that he was sick of teaching to people who didn't listen - and I include myself in that bracket.

    So do I. It's very obsessive behaviour. He must have been quite a character in person then.
  9. I could only imagine.

    BTW did he post in BG? I thought he was exclusively an upright player.
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nah - nobody listens to me - but I've never considered leaving!!

    I sometimes think that if I lost Internet access it wouldn't bother me and I would just go on playing etc..... and other times I think I would probably be in one of those internet cafes where you pay by the hour, within a week!! ;)

    They'd have to drag me away!!
  11. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Having once done a history degree (and thus having a keen respect for clear and reliable source material) I would much rather it wasn't possible to delete / edit posts all the way back. There are going to be a lot of discussions that ring hollow because their main voice is now only echoed (and twisted) in quotes and whole threads that might have disappeared.

    I can see the value of perhaps allowing the option for a week or so where edits and deletes can be performed (although could quite happily see that power going from all but moderators) but not the idea that discussions I've taken the time to contribute to will be gutted or destroyed when somebody else decides to up and leave, burning all their bridges.

  12. SleeperMan2000


    Jul 31, 2002
    Cary NC
    One theory was he deleted the posts for use in a forthcoming book.
  13. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    OK I just read the 'offending' post from Mr Dimin and I didnt even ses why anyone would take offence - I cant believe it was that at all.

    Nope, I've made up my mind, I reckon he left because he was sick of dealing with ignorant ****s like myself, and worse.
    And I dont care what anyone says about me for saying this, I think deleting all his posts highlights a deeply arrogant side to the mans nature, even if he was the most influential member on TB...
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm not sure about "infuential" - that was the point - I don't think many people have adopted his credos! ;)

    But he was liked and respected for his humour and knowledge as well as his single-minded approach! :D
  15. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    AS i read it, the subject was not referring to ed's, bruce's, and moley's posts at all. All he said is that you have to wade through some manure to get to the gold. What i thought he was talking about were flame wars, fieldy threads, and the like. It took me quite some time to realise that it could be taken an other way, though. So i just saw it as an ambiguous statement that was misinterpretted.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well looking back it seems innocuous - but Ed replied at the time with a post that seemed pretty "hurt" - since deleted of course - and then he sent a message to all the mods asking them to delete his posts, that had a direct reference to this - as in being part of the "manure". :meh:

    But Chris F said it wasn't about this and there were personal reasons - and he knows more about it.
  17. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I say, it's a darn shame that Ed decided to leave. I always loved his posts, very funny guy.
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    As a PS to all this - I looked through my PMs from ED and I saw one PM from "Deleted User" - (not Ed) which made me wonder what happened there? :confused:
  19. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Perhaps he requested to have his account deleted after he left?
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well my point was that this wasn't Ed - but I was thinking it might have been a better way to do it than just going through and deleting all your posts, one-by-one - if Paul can delete an account, then this would surely have been the better way?

    I was also wondering who it was, as I can't remember - the PM was just talking about Olivier Messiaen - the classicla composer - and was intelligent and reasoned - not your typical troll - so why was he/she deleted?:meh:

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