I went back and read through those responses where he was banned. I got secondhand embarrassment for the site. In the grand scheme of things, how is it really a big deal what he said? I mean it's a forum. I go to work everyday and deal with people in customer service who say much worse shit than that...I mean MUCH worse, and yeah they're paying customers and anyone can just join up here, but I don't quit my job or make some big stance or ban people from my facility because they get an attitude or they get too full of themselves.
I mean we're all just bullshitting each other and pretending we know too much, right? Let's just have fun with it.
Agree. While I do think some of Dan's arguments were pretty obnoxious, Jason tends to play this weird ambiguous game in his arguments, where he'll completely insinuate one thing, but then turn around and say "but I never actually said
that". In general, the argument was completely childish. Debating whether something is mainstream or not, or pop punk or not is just fruitless. Those are two things that will never be considered by every single person to hold the same definition, and even if everyone did, it would make no difference. There are just too many artists crossing over too many borders these days to really fight over sub-genres like they were. Should have just been an agree-to-disagree ending.