An anonymous user insulted him that he's a sycophant using derogatory language.
Some users demanded this particular derogatory comment should be deleted.
Then you jumped on the band wagon and started criticising site administrator and moderators.
Site owner and moderators jump to the defense of "anonymous" claiming "free speech"
which is what prompted my original post
what does that have to do witn the content of my post and your suggestion that i "twisted" the announcemnt anyway?
He is also a human being who often makes wrong decisions.
Maurice E quoted Uncleskinny's earlier post which he expressed his thought, I don't find nothing wrong with it.
However, you picked on Uncleskinny's comment and now criticising all the moderators.
Only one moderator posted it, other four did not.
You find numerous negative opinions and insulting comments about Morrissey in other sites, but come here to criticise this site.
It might be Morrissey's public persona attracts negative reactions.
Generally people in showbiz are subject of insult and mockery, you can't filter negative opinions.
If you filter criticism, you have to filter constructive criticism as well.
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And, sorry but sold out on Ticketmaster means jack shit on just about any show they sell. Tickets always go on sale the day of. The promoter and venue ALWAYS hold tickets back. I'd say maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of the ones available actually go on sale on Ticketmaster during the main "sale". If you're dealing with a non-TM venue it's usually a little more straightforward and sold out is a lot more likely to mean sold out, give or take a dozen tickets or so.
I go to this chain of cafe's in California called Panera, they bake their own bread. (read: they heat up frozen loaves of bread). ANyway, I was sitting at one the other day reading my book when a buzzer went off and EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE yelled "Hot bread!" There was something very phoney about it. It;s a chain, they;re getting paid minimum wage, could give a shit yet their manager has coached them to get all excited about the bread being done. That same phoniness is what I felt seeing all the empty seats at robabank theater. I'm sure it's a standard industry practice to hype sales in every possible way, but it feels manipulative.
I wasn't talking about uncleskinny's post i don't even know which one you mean? - there are plently of other examples. It seems to be most of the mods including you and the owner who hold or promote this negative view.
I find it hard to follow your posts - they don't make sense or follow on from the other posts your quote?
"If you filter criticism, you have to filter constructive criticism as well" - no you don't - why? by all means keep the constructive criticism its the insulting, derogatory (as you yourself descibed it) posts that need filtering.
"It might be Morrissey's public persona attracts negative reactions." - and here we have another example of your agenda - Morrissey's "public persona" (a phrase which presupposes a deception,) has let you down again somehow, although you won't say it directly but this is the reason for example that you defend anonymous over Joe. Its because you agree with anonymous in his attack perhaps not in the choice of language but in the point of view - i.e. those that defend Morrissey are unjustified in doing so (they are blind sycophanic fans) and are therefore open to attack based on "free speech"
I think the mindset of some of these superfans (those that gain some direct contact with the man after he recognised the dedication) is that if they want to get really close to him (i.e. "friends") then they must prove they are not sycophantic (the ultimate sin for the super fan ironically) they achieve this by being hyper critical or hyper honest. When the unwarranted criticism is challenged they cry censorship and suggest Morrissey is surrounded by "yes men" or that he has simply lost the plot. When in reality this mindset is just another stage of their obssession.
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