But my point is this;
Once someone has decided a project holds no interest for them, is "silly", or others have said " just another compilation album", what more is to be added from those people?
You wouldn't hold a conversation or debate in real life like that. Once you told a group of people you had no interest in their conversation, they would expect you to leave the topic. Constantly going back into that conversation, uninvited, to repeat negativity would get you very short shrift.
Unfortunately, however, we are all extremely interested in this topic, and Michael's legacy is something many of us care about greatly. And I have to say, this analogy you keep using is lost on me. I respect and love my friends dearly, I'm interested in what they have to say for the good and for the bad. I want to hear what they have to say because it might challenge my own thoughts and opinions, or it might fortify what I already believe. I invite discussion like that. And if I was having a discussion in a pub and one person was lost on the conversation I think we'd move on to another so we could all join in. Nor do I go around joining random people's conversations and expressing forthright opinions.
A more appropriate analogy would be like joining the debate team, and you insisting on the team expressing the opposite opinion to you to be silent or leave.
There must be hundreds of topics on here that I have no interest in. 'The size of Michael's manhood', 'Did he find love in the dark?', etc. If I kept going on go those topics to tell people how silly I thought it was, or what a waste of evolutionary brain power it was, etc., I would imagine people would get very tired of it. And, in any case, I have no wish to spoil other people's enjoyment in life, however they get it. Why should I?
I agree, and if I was just showing up to every page stating the same thing over and over you'd have a good point. But I was replying directly to what AlwaysThere had posted re: Christmas albums. Also this is a hot, current topic. The album came out days ago. This isn't a 5 years later who all loved the Scream album thread.
It seems to me that some people hate other people being positive about something they've decided they don't like. I find that most odd. Perhaps Freud could tell us something about that?
It seems to me that some people hate other people not being positive about something they've decided they like. I don't find it odd, I realise where it comes from.