SBAF Virtual Meeting?

Discussion in 'The Meeting Place' started by purr1n, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. purr1n

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    Not addressing anyone in particular, I've seen way way worse said about me on other Discord channels. I know a lot more about the shit that people have "privately" said about me than they typically think. People talk. It's never affected me. Sometimes these people end up asking me for favors, getting on loaners, helping them with customer service, getting a good deal, using my influence to help them. I never bring up anything that may embarrass them. I just pretend that shit didn't happen. I just brush it off. This is called stepping up and being man - if you can help others, always do, even if you know they've privately pissed in your coffee.

    Most of the shit said about SBAF true. That we are immature, that we are biased toward Schiit, Sennheiser, Drop, ZMF, Campfire, EC, DNA, Cavalli, ECP, and tube gear. And that this forum doesn't exactly follow social norms. In fact, all these three things are listed under the SBAF banner.

    As we used to type in IRC: QQ
     
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  2. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

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    I don't mind assholes in general. Just be honest about it.

    If someone first talks faeces about me or my friend, and when caught give a half-gluteus-maximus apology that is not even a proper apology well I am done. If you don't like me or my friend or both, okay. Be honest about it, I respect that.

    If you cannot be honest about this simple thing in your entire life, just stay away from me or my friends. I will not hold back, even when I remain polite.
     
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  3. Hands

    Hands Overzealous Auto Flusher - Measurbator

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    That's fair enough to me at least. I appreciate the additional context and transparency you provided, in light of things in the past being dug up, and that you're now taking the opportunity to instead learn more about the community.
     
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    penguins Friend, formerly known as fp627

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    I wouldn't want this recorded and the recording publicly available either. I would say I'm probably no different online than in person, but wouldn't want it regardless.

    I think an alternative would be like how after a meet, many of us will do a write up, more for the rest of SBAF really. I'd be willing to contribute to said write up for the sections I do attend / do not go afk for.
     
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  5. purr1n

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    Well that was a bit of drama.

    I'm looking forward to our Friends and Contributors virtual meet where Hands can tell me that my hearing is defective because I like the Aurorus headphones. We can talk about AFCv2 too. Maybe the Drop TT if we have time.
     
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  6. YMO

    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    So many men on this call, so little time.....

    I'm not doing TT in the future, vinyl prices suck. I'm curious if Drop has a hit with their TT?
     
  7. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    Yeah, this is probably for the best, haha. Just requires a bit of typing afterwards but eh, not like there isn't a surplus of free time now :)

    Since I'm replying again anyway, I'm taking this opportunity to be less oblique:
    @animus's screencapped statements made me very, very angry because I'm an SJW that way and certain words genuinely make me want to bite people (anger issues— whoever gave me this title was spot-on, really), but I also remember when I was a 14 year old making racist/sexist jokes and worse anonymously online so am inclined to support people willing to admit previous fuck ups and be better.

    I see where @Deep Funk is coming from about it being less a self-abasing apology than some might want, but I see it as someone trying to salvage some pride, which... I can empathise with. The best part about the bar analogy is that people get to hang out with whomever they want and ignore undesired ones.
     
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  8. purr1n

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    Na, not worth it. It's important to understand.

    This is not to confuse understanding with forgiveness. Only Jesus Christ can forgive and make it all go away as if never happened. As humans concerned about worldly affairs, we can only try to understand. And as far as transgressions, there's always a price to pay. Lady Karma is a bitch, so it's better that I not be the enforcer of cosmic justice myself.

    People only get banned because they have continued to be disruptive (usually after a subtle warning*) and TBH, there's really only one person who is truly perma-banned - this being a result of a serious violation of trust, misuse of my name, etc.

    *FWIW, contrary to what people may think, I am rarely the person who bans as 99% of them come as a surprise to me in the mornings when I wake up. The other admins can confirm that I am a softy, giving people 2nd, 3rd, 4th chances, often to my own detriment.
     
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  9. netforce

    netforce MOT: Headphones.com

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    Signed up for a Zoom account, I am down to try to be a apart of this.
     
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