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Re: The Live Looping Community: myth or reality
Don't feel sad or sorry for me. I am part of a
community of really good people I've met out here in
the SF Bay area. I just think that a community that's
web based isn't the same because you have this degree
of anonymity that you don't get when you're physically
with people in your community. I remember being at a
festival in Ithaca, NY and a small child asked my
girlfriend and I for help building stilts (part of a
plan for a man to cause mass injuries by giving wood
and hammers to small children so they can try to walk
on home made stilts). The little girl's mother saw
this and came over and nervously apologized but then I
saw she recognized me. I was the sock store manager.
I walked around Ithaca all the time. I was the guy in
that weird band. I was the guy who had coffee all the
time with my friends at the local cafes. She ended up
asking if we wouldn't mind watching her 4 year old for
a bit while she took her 2 year old to the petting
zoo. We did and it was a blast. I was pretty good on
the stilts too.
The point is that I was a part of a community where I
couldn't yell "FIRE" in a theater and not suffer. On
the Internet, you can do that and people do all the
time. It's fine, it's just not the same. Again a
strong leader/moderator would help, IMO, but that
person hasn't posted in a long time either and has
expressed that he by all means dose not want to be
that or have that at all on this list.
So a community where no one is accountable for
anything... just doesn't feel like a community to me.
Just a bunch of people talking about roughly the same