Firstly, Gaz, Thankyou for replying to my thread... I appreciate that current events are very difficult for you. May I suggest a few things that may be contributing to the decrease in member traffic:
1) There are people like myself who deal with grief by simply dissociating themselves from anything related
2) There was a huge increase in new members in 2009... I can imagine a huge proportion of these joining were band wagon hoppers and have since lost interest
3) Conspiracy theory wackjobs dirtying the place up, leading to many getting fed up
4) A complete lack of respect for other members
5) DRAMA. Seriously, some of you need to chill out.
Secondly, Are you guys FOR REAL
My post was referring to the fact that I have found it very difficult to come to terms with the loss of someone I loved, even nearly two years on. At the time I sought comfort here and received it... however, I found to deal with my grief Ive had to turn away from anything and anyone associated with him. I like to think that late 2009-early 2010 I was atleast some support to some members here and wanted to aplogise for just dropping off the radar.
At no point, was I referring to conspiracy bull-ish. Do you know what? I couldnt give a CR*P about sony bull-ish, or estate stuff. I really couldnt care less about any of it. Do you know why? Because it doesnt matter. So what? To me, it looks You guys have become so consumed with your hatred against sony etc that you have forgotten your LOVE for everything else. So what if Sony have released a crap CD or someone else has sung on it? there is no proof, so what is ranting and raving and p1ssing other people off on forums going to do? I mean, FFS, you turned my post about grieving the loss of a great man into an argument about CRAP. I respect you feel passionatly about it... but keep it amongst yourselves, dont ruin everyone elses day. do something productive about it... Annoying people isnt going to get them to agree with you. And by this I DONT mean removing your freedom of speach... I mean show some respect for other people... How would you like it if pushed my way into your home and started spitting on your furniture because I disagree with the UN decision on Libya? Its the same damn thing - its destructive and counter-productive to your cause.
Ultimately, it wont be Michaels post 2009 music that becomes his legacy, its REALLY NOT. Its his love and his humanitarian efforts, and with that Its his community. Its YOU GUYS.
In ten years time, the world wont care about sh1tty sony releases. What they will care about is the difference his life made to this world. If you really want to protect his legacy, go volunteer at an orphanage, do something for charity, hug a stranger, raise your children right... Give your old clothes to oxfam! ANYTHING that exudes the spirit of Michael. Give up this aggressive and negative attitude towards everything michael related. Stop turning everything into an argument about 'fake' tracks. Stop HATING each other.
Lastly, if you get upset by other people's opinions on discussion forums, remember, It's the Internet, not ball cancer.