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AAJ forums

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the AAJ forums seem to have disappeared.

It was a good place for musicians/music theory, something I checked out every day. If the AAJ forums are gone, so is a lot of interesting nuts and bolts music discussion.

Sad.

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I just checked and got the message: "Sorry, forums are down."

Implying that it's temporary, perhaps?

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Maybe

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Been that way for at least two days now. That's veering off the temporary course...

Hope folks there know of either here or jazztalk.

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The forum link was moved to the most inconspicuous place possible on their site a good while ago--the bottom lower left corner in tiny font. I wondered if that was the first step toward getting rid of it.

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Expedite the upgrade by making a small contribution. Hmm.......

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Yeah...

That seems a little underhanded.

So they don't have the money for the upgrade?

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So for now, Organissimo's the last one standing of the Big Three (Big O, JC, and AAJ). Oh wait, I forgot... there's always the Blue Note Europe Bulletin Board!

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Hope folks there know of either here or jazztalk.

Scott, have you posted an announcement about jazztalk.net on this board? (I apologize if it's not okay to link to it here.)

Maybe you'd like to take this opportunity to do so or do so again. :)

Edited by bluenoter

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So for now, Organissimo's the last one standing of the Big Three (Big O, JC, and AAJ). Oh wait, I forgot... there's always the Blue Note Europe Bulletin Board!

Really?? From that thread...

Blue Note Europe has a new site and a new BB.

BN EU BB

Whaddya think?

I love this place and all, but my curiosity is piqued.

So it looks to me like www.bluenoteeurope.com now just resolves to bluenote.com -- where I'm certainly not finding any BB functionality.

So, then, are we the last man standing??

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Rooster--very sarcastic/inside-joke post on my part. Iirc the Blue Note Europe BB sank within months of launching...

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So, then, are we the last man standing??

Yes, the last 47 people in the world that still listen to or care about jazz are all members here. :lol:

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Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003...

Welcome back, haven't seen you in a while!

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Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003...

That's actually a pretty modern outlook considering that most of us are stuck on music from the 20's through the 70's.

B-)

Edited by TedR

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According to the link posted by Justin V at Post #6 of this thread, AAJ is not gone, but merely down temporarily for maintenance. I post there sometimes and their server has been quite slow at times, so maybe they are correcting it. So I don't understand these posts here about how we are the last ones standing.

The AAJ board presently has some decent discussion of new jazz releases. It is free of fighting now and has its good points.

Edited by Hot Ptah

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Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003...

I tend to agree with you on that point. It is my theory that with so many people, especially younger people, now accessing the internet on smartphones, often while they are on the run or doing something else at the same time, that forums or boards are more difficult to use, and thus less popular.

I access the internet sometimes on my smartphone, and sometimes on my desktop PC. It is in fact more difficult for me to read a forum on a smartphone. The type is so small on the screen, and it is often more difficult to view artwork within a post, or to access and read links within a post.

It is also much more difficult to type out a post of any length on a smartphone.

So the smartphone generation turns to Twitter, where the messages are all very short and easy to type into a phone.

It takes a certain amount of attention, focus and ability to easily read on the device you are using, to participate in a forum, and it is not that easy to do all that when you are on the run with a smartphone.

Edited by Hot Ptah

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AAJ on Facebook Thursday afternoon:

The AAJ Forums continue to be down for maintenance. We're asking that you please be patient, and stop showing up at AAJ Headquarters trying to start an argument over whether Miles Davis's early works were overrated, his middle works were underrated, his later works are mischaracterized, he could or couldn't play his instrument, and even he couldn't manage to make cornrows look cool. We understand that you're going through withdrawal, but these things take time. And if you're like to kick in a few bucks to speed it along, please go to the main AAJ website and click on the donate button.

In the meantime, please stop accosting strangers on the street and accusing them of being Smooth Jazz apologists. That sort of behavior isn't helpful.

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Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003...

I tend to agree with you on that point. It is my theory that with so many people, especially younger people, now accessing the internet on smartphones, often while they are on the run or doing something else at the same time, that forums or boards are more difficult to use, and thus less popular.

I access the internet sometimes on my smartphone, and sometimes on my desktop PC. It is in fact more difficult for me to read a forum on a smartphone. The type is so small on the screen, and it is often more difficult to view artwork within a post, or to access and read links within a post.

It is also much more difficult to type out a post of any length on a smartphone.

So the smartphone generation turns to Twitter, where the messages are all very short and easy to type into a phone.

It takes a certain amount of attention, focus and ability to easily read on the device you are using, to participate in a forum, and it is not that easy to do all that when you are on the run with a smartphone.

I rarely use my desktop anymore, but my iPad works great for accessing and contributing to forums like this.

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I access forums on everything. My iMac, iPad, and iPhone. I don't find it troublesome at all, but I do see Hot Ptah's point.

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Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003...

Welcome back, haven't seen you in a while!

Thanks, have been quite busy the last few years, so a few things had to take a step down

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