Before I begin - Sonia, Yogurt, Linda, Marial-B, Alex, The Hero, TaylorGaGa....this moan is not directed at any of you as I like you all !!!!
Right, as you all know I do not post frequently on any of the Queenzone messageboards but I do contribute as and when I see fit - and for the most part it is rewarding....last week I helped TieYourMotherDown get hold of "Dog With A Bone" studio demo, I was happy to send it to him/her and got a thank you for doing so.
In the past I have contributed mp3 from my own queen collection in order to help others; when I have downloaded concerts/b-sides/demos I always make sure I show my appreciation, unlike others.
When I come onto the request sections I find a torrent of abuse directed at people because they won't share files, some people who don't show appreciation for gaining files (houston anyone?). I've just had an email from someone who's annoyed with me because I supposedly broke a trade for a Crazy Tour show. Those of you who have dealt with me in the past are well aware that I prefer not to trade outside the UK & Ireland for p&p reasons, and those people I've traded with in the past will tell you I'm reliable and trustworthy.
I then go to the personal section and find people whingeing because some others are hijacking threads!!! This is a noticeboard, not a chat room. Everyone is allowed to contribute and as long as they do so in a pleasant manner they are allowed.
I find people are posting the most ridiculous messages, about 9/11, porn and banging the corrs....others are contributing sensible topics like problems with gangs.
The whole point of these boards is for people to contribute opinions, music if they wish and for us all to get along peacefully. We have people moaning everytime someone pledges allegiance to Freddie Mercury or distain for Paul Rodgers! Yes, I agree it's old hat now but just ignore it ! 80% of the messages seem to turn into a fight !
The way things are going here Richard will shut the messageboards down - then those people who leech music and spout their crap will no longer be able to do so. And it'll serve them right. Those of us who wish to get along and trade music in a friendly manner will be the losers thanks to a small minority.