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    Default The Attitude of this Forum...

    The snobery that exists in this forum is interesting. I understand that I have a choice to read, write and belong. But what cracks me up is the attitude of the elite here. I recently wrote some thoughts about ed in "An Open Letter to Ed". And my thread was closed with some few notes... So I just wanted to respond...Aren't we all VH fans? Are your thoughts better than mine. Must we all defend our ideas here from the elite police?

    I have been lucky to have worked with the band and the individuals of the band. Video/Film and Photography. I have seen the changes first hand and wanted to share my ideas on the subject.

    So I aplogize for not starting the 7th "new mike interview thread".

    My response:

    A. If it's no biggie, why do you spend you day monitoring this site and get your panties bunched up?

    B. An open letter sometimes is meant more for the readers that the actual subject. This was meant to spur conversation and share my thoughts. That's why it is open. Should we demand that open letters in news papers be pulled and sent directly to the subject???

    C. Again Mr. Literal misses the point.

    D. What entitles you to judge my conclusions?

    E. The article is not about Ed's health. His un-healthy pic lead me to write the thread.

    Why I was Closed:

    Just a few things.

    A. It's a rock band...not a biggie.

    B. Ed doesn't check out this website.

    C. If his own wife can't help him with his demons, how will a letter from "Whammybar" help?

    D. While the picture isn't flattering, I wouldn't draw to many conclusions from just a 30th of a second.

    E. Your thougths could have easily gone into another thread already discussing Ed's health.
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    Would you be a dear and get me a coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weesfreewheelin
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    Sam, Dave,Gary... who cares. its all about what makes you feel good.

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    Fuck me... why didn't someone tell me... WE ALL SUCK!!
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    If you're going to whine, please do it in the right place. And yes, we're picking on you. Out of the thousands of members of the site, we've decided that it's you in particular that we don't like. Sucks, eh?

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    Hey I want in too.

    When did all this happen and why didn't anyone tell me the real scoop about this place that I've been hanging for lo these past 6 years????
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    I agree with Jimmy closing your topic. The part of your topic that got closed that I didn't like the most was this...




    "You are the best at what you do… Get yourself together. By the looks of that picture, I wouldn’t be surprised if I read “Guitar legend Eddie Van Halen was found in is house dead clutching a bottle of wine surrounded by hate and depression”. I would hate to remember my hero that way."


    People can't control how they look, Eddie also just had cancer just a few years ago. This topic is in the wrong forum. I will move it to feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whammybar
    The snobery that exists in this forum is interesting. I understand that I have a choice to read, write and belong. But what cracks me up is the attitude of the elite here. I recently wrote some thoughts about ed in "An Open Letter to Ed". And my thread was closed with some few notes... So I just wanted to respond...Aren't we all VH fans? Are your thoughts better than mine. Must we all defend our ideas here from the elite police?

    I have been lucky to have worked with the band and the individuals of the band. Video/Film and Photography. I have seen the changes first hand and wanted to share my ideas on the subject.

    So I aplogize for not starting the 7th "new mike interview thread".

    My response:

    A. If it's no biggie, why do you spend you day monitoring this site and get your panties bunched up?
    Because we can

    B. An open letter sometimes is meant more for the readers that the actual subject. This was meant to spur conversation and share my thoughts. That's why it is open. Should we demand that open letters in news papers be pulled and sent directly to the subject???
    Some of the stuff you said in the letter was rather offensive. Like the quote YR picked out. That was absolutely horrible. Looks like you dont have the faith true fans do...

    C. Again Mr. Literal misses the point.
    Honestly, I think the letter was just a waste of space, which was going to go nowhere but downhill after people read it. There really wasnt a point to begin with.

    D. What entitles you to judge my conclusions?
    The fact that your conclusions are either wrong, or far from fact.

    E. The article is not about Ed's health. His un-healthy pic lead me to write the thread.
    Please explain what the difference is to me. Seems like bullshit to me.

    Why I was Closed:
    I think we all know the reason.

    Just a few things.
    Is there honestly more than one thing?

    A. It's a rock band...not a biggie.
    Agreed.

    B. Ed doesn't check out this website.
    But lets remember, Mike still does In all honesty, thats a fact.

    C. If his own wife can't help him with his demons, how will a letter from "Whammybar" help?
    Here's a good question: Why would a letter from ANYONE help? If Val couldn't do it anymore, if Sam couldn't do it anymore, someone with 130 posts at the vhlinks sure can! Lets look back to reality for a bit. You can't do shit to help Eddie. He needs to help himself.

    So yes, I also agree with Jimmy.

    D. While the picture isn't flattering, I wouldn't draw to many conclusions from just a 30th of a second.
    But thats what it looks like you did, whammy

    E. Your thougths could have easily gone into another thread already discussing Ed's health.
    Exactly, attention whore.

    Everything Jimmy said there was agreeable, by me and probably the majority of the members here. I think it was just a post looking for attention. How could you honestly think you will be taken seriously with only 130 posts? If someone like Sucka, Jimmy, Mike, Yankee, etc. can't, then theres no way you can (no offense guys. It would be pointless of you to, anyway).

    And even if this was a letter bashing Eddie for everything, and I went off on someone the other week for it, thats fucking sad. Can we just leave Eddie the fuck alone? Honest to God, he just got divorced, he went back to drinking and had to go back to rehab, he got off a bad tour with VH and Sammy wouldnt stop dissing him about it, David Lee Roth keeps adding pressure on him for a reunion, especially on his radio show, and Rockstar rumors are also probably getting to him. Put yourself in Ed's position right now. I'd kinda cool it with the Eddie bashing for awhile, ok? I love the guy, and I'm certain we'll see him healthy and making music again, over time. And I'm waiting patiently.

    So enough with these letters or posts telling Eddie to get movin'. Some people here can do that, but they hint around. Those are the fans with 5,000 posts. People with 130 posts, like yourself, whammy, demand music from Eddie and / or criticize his health.
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    What I find funny is that people who claim that it's just a stupid rock band and a dumb message board are the ones who take it so seriously and get so easily offended when their comments are questioned.

    Grow a pair, I'm tired of the whining. After 6 1/2 years, I'm officially tired of the crying.

    And yes you are right, if you don't like the attitude leave....there are plenty of boards out there. And then you can happily talk shit about how much we suck.
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    6.5 years?? Damnnnn. Time just screems.
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    Well we ain't gettin that time back, and we ain't gettin any younger.

    However, as long as the band members are around, my perpetual optimism will have to suffice for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whammybar
    <snip>

    B. Ed doesn't check out this website.

    <snip>_____________________________

    Then you write:


    Ed,

    Quote Originally Posted by whammybar
    <Just wanted to drop you a line in the rare event you stumbled across this letter.

    So, which is it? Are you talking to yourself, or Ed, or us, or his "demons" ?

    Seriously are you trying to do here other than pretend you are from the VH camp?

 

 

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