Why are thread-shitty sarcastic comments in music threads like this
allowed to remain?
posted by Wroksie to Etiquette/Policy at 1:13 AM (446 comments total)
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“What is a Tegan and Sara?”
“Who the hell is Tyler the Creator?”
“Am I the only person that has no idea who any of these people are?
From his twitter feed I'd peg Tyler as a black Borat and from the Tegan and Sara post I'd peg them as a lesbian Belle and Sebastion. How far off am I?”
If the posters were legitimately interested in the subject, they’d take five minutes to read the artist bios on Wikipedia and listen to a couple of tracks on the artists’ websites, MySpace music or Last FM. Comments like those above actually mean “This subject is boring and stupid and you are all boring and stupid for caring about it.” It’s such a fucking ugly attitude.
If you have no interest in or knowledge of modern popular music beyond what’s played on your crappy local KISS 97 FM-whatever radio station, if the last time you bought a new CD was in college, if you’ve ever answered a question about your taste in music with the phrase “anything but rap and country”, then maybe you should just stay out of music threads. They’re not for you, unless you’re genuinely interested in learning and asking legitimate questions. If you do know about music but you’re just being intentionally obtuse to make some sort of hipster point, well, fuck you too, I guess.