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 Posted:   May 7, 2019 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I miss his contributions and his sense of humor.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2019 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Yeah, I was just thinking about that.

Some sort of trend around here as of late.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2019 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Yeah, I was just thinking about that.

Some sort of trend around here as of late.

Graham


He’s been in the middle of a very big project and just tied up. I’m sure you’ll see him poke up his head sometime very soon.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2019 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Getting pandas to mate?

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2019 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2019 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Just saw this. Hello everybody. My pandas and I are well.

Ford is correct, I got very busy with a big project. But honestly, I think my absence showed me that I’m better off away from here. Of late, I found that I was consistently rubbing people the wrong way. I was accused of arrogance, of obsequiousness to the labels, and one member seemed to believe I held a personal grudge against him.

I noticed on the Internet a few years ago that nobody hates “Star Wars” more than “Star Wars” fanatics, and I see the same paradox here. I have not lost my passion for film music, but I have lost interest in reading outrage that some label has failed in its moral duty to release a score that might sell 200 copies, or else it’s not in the format we most want, or it’s come in an eco-pak, or has crossfades.

And so I left. I said nothing about it, because I didn’t expect anybody would notice, but I guess a couple of you have. Sense-memory still brings me back here on occasion. I debated whether to post this at all, as I’m sure it’s not going to do me any favors with the crowd that finds me arrogant. I still look forward to all the wonderful releases that miraculously make it out of the studio vaults from our beloved labels, but I have lost the energy to argue with people about them.

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Yes, I figured.

Be well everybody!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Coco314   (Member)

Well, I have to step in to say, that I frequently click(ed?) on threads based on the "By SchiffyM - view" sign alone, even if moderately interested in the subject, because I knew there will be something witty and intelligent about them.

If indeed Schiffy and its pandas were to step down it would be a tremendous loss for this board.
And you know, while I often admire people like Schiffy who repeatedly try to reason some behaviors of this board, well, sometimes you can just ignore them, and post only on the personal matter of things you liked, didn't like, want to share etc.

All the best!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:49 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)

Well, I have to step in to say, that I frequently click(ed?) on threads based on the "By SchiffyM - view" sign alone, even if moderately interested in the subject, because I knew there who be something witty and intelligent about them.


Same here.
I absolutely enjoyed reading SchiffyM's posts. Literally for years know. And although I can deeply understand his motivation and though I share his analysis (regarding Star Wat´rs fandom for instance...), I regret not reading from him in the future.

That said, I'm obviously one of those very quiet members of this board that rarely post something. So I'm not really entitled to judge anything nor anybody.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   murphmanz   (Member)

Well, I have to step in to say, that I frequently click(ed?) on threads based on the "By SchiffyM - view" sign alone, even if moderately interested in the subject, because I knew there who be something witty and intelligent about them.

If indeed Schiffy and its pandas were to step down it would be a tremendous loss for this board.


Likewise. Schiffy has been a consistent voice of reason and sense on these boards and a welcome counterweight to some of the more shrill voices here. I'll miss his insightful posts and his pandas

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Dear Schiffy,

I love your posts and thoughtful comments - don't let the small group of haters drive you away from here. Your intelligence is absolutely needed.

And really - it´s only a very select few who get outraged by anything. It´s like on the political stage right now: the loudest voices in the room are not always speaking for the majority.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



Schiffy, you are one of members whose posts I try not to miss. I'm sorry to hear that you are less inclined to post here lately. I hope you reconsider. After all, I have the honor of having purchased a copy of The Amazing Panda Adventure from you. That must count for something.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Schiffy, you are literally the board member whose posts I look forward to the most. Always witty, always interesting. You've been a highlight of reading this board for years. I really hope that you come back after you feel you've spent enough time away to recharge. In case it matters: I will really miss you if you don't!

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I also enjoy most of SchiffyM's comments; usually concise, thoughtful, and well meaning.



I'm a little surprised he hasn't chimed in to let us know, in those ways, that this is the wrong forum to post the message in. ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Schiffy, you are literally the board member whose posts I look forward to the most. Always witty, always interesting. You've been a highlight of reading this board for years. I really hope that you come back after you feel you've spent enough time away to recharge. In case it matters: I will really miss you if you don't!

Yavar


Co-signed. A welcome voice of reason and humor.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

What they said! I'm pro-Schiffy as well. Your posts are always well-written and highly informative.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Yeah, I'll add to this. I don't always agree with you but I always enjoy talking with you. That's a asset to this community.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Even on those rare occasions when I disagree with Schiffy he still manages to make me appreciate his position.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

Just saw this. Hello everybody. My pandas and I are well.

Ford is correct, I got very busy with a big project. But honestly, I think my absence showed me that I’m better off away from here. Of late, I found that I was consistently rubbing people the wrong way. I was accused of arrogance, of obsequiousness to the labels, and one member seemed to believe I held a personal grudge against him.

I noticed on the Internet a few years ago that nobody hates “Star Wars” more than “Star Wars” fanatics, and I see the same paradox here. I have not lost my passion for film music, but I have lost interest in reading outrage that some label has failed in its moral duty to release a score that might sell 200 copies, or else it’s not in the format we most want, or it’s come in an eco-pak, or has crossfades.

And so I left. I said nothing about it, because I didn’t expect anybody would notice, but I guess a couple of you have. Sense-memory still brings me back here on occasion. I debated whether to post this at all, as I’m sure it’s not going to do me any favors with the crowd that finds me arrogant. I still look forward to all the wonderful releases that miraculously make it out of the studio vaults from our beloved labels, but I have lost the energy to argue with people about them.

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Yes, I figured.

Be well everybody!


I don't blame you at all. I think it would be a shame, as I think you're one of the few posters on here with a sense of perspective and reality. But I don't blame you.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

But honestly, I think my absence showed me that I’m better off away from here. Of late, I found that I was consistently rubbing people the wrong way. I was accused of arrogance, of obsequiousness to the labels, and one member seemed to believe I held a personal grudge against him.

Funny (and telling) that pragmatism would be seen as arrogance around here. Though the rose petals laid before every post were a bit much. big grin

You do you and do it well, man, but know that it will be the board's loss.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Likewise. Schiffy has been a consistent voice of reason and sense on these boards and a welcome counterweight to some of the more shrill voices here. I'll miss his insightful posts and his pandas

I agree, Schiffy is often the voice of reason and I often find myself agreeing with him. But if this place is making him mentally stressed, I don't blame him at all for stepping out.

 
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