Originally Posted by zgodt
In fairness, I did stay lay off of Dio for the better part of 4 pages, and only got back into it to put a mild qualification on a point made by ECW, and then people started jumping down my throat.
Well, of course the reason is that there are people here who know, and like, Dio's work. So we have a basis for conversation. Where would we get with a discussion on the relative merits of Dashboard Confessional? "They suck." "Sure do." Case closed. Wheeee.
Do you have other bands you'd like us to debate? There's plenty of stuff to complain about out there. I'll be ready.
I think people here (and probably elsewhere) have a hard time discerning between "conversational debate" and "random mockery." It can be a fine line sometimes. And then things go too far, people get mad, insults are hurled, people are banned, etc. Probably half of the times that ADD has been banned here have been caused by him defending the music he likes too passionately.
And I do agree with your point about basis for conversation. A Dashboard Confessional thread probably would not go far. If you really want to get Bouville and some of the others riled up, you can start a "debate" about Manowar. That would get heated real quick.