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#1 fraroc

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:27 AM

1. The Restless Young Romantics: A subforum meant for the younger fans of Rush or people that only became fans recently and either never seen them live, or only saw them live a few times. This is a place where people can review Rush songs they just listened to for the first time or discuss why they love Rush and what makes Rush tic to them.

2. Against The Run Of The Mill: Seeing as how we have New World Women, a forum for female Rush fans, I think that we should have a subforum for Rush fans who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a place to discuss LGBT issues in the news, share advice about dating, coming out, etc.

Anyway, what do you think?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:50 AM

73 please do the needful.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

I think these are great ideas, as I am a younger fan and lgbt!!

Edited by Permanent-Rush, 12 October 2017 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
But I think the RUSH connection is a piece of the puzzle.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:57 AM

View Postgoose, on 12 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
But I think the RUSH connection is a piece of the puzzle.
Really?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 12 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
But I think the RUSH connection is a piece of the puzzle.
Really?
Ignore him. His avatar is a dog whistle for Central Americans to cross the Rio Grandé illegally.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.

Just a simple question, why can't we do it here?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

View Postfraroc, on 12 October 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.

Just a simple question, why can't we do it here?
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
The same could be said for the recent "Should we have a religion subforum" poll

The forum can change over time to demand. This could be a forum for that if we wanted.

My personal opinion is there probably isn't enough interest here to justify a whole subforum, or subsubforum for that. Could definitely have a "LGBTQQIAOMGWTFBBQ" specific thread, and see how that takes off.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 12 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
But I think the RUSH connection is a piece of the puzzle.
Really?

I can see it.  Being LGBTQ can be isolating to someone who is young, or afraid to come out, or doesn't have any support available to them.  They could feel very much of an outsider, which is something that comes up as well when Rush fans talk.  Fans (esp. when talking about Subdivisions) sometimes mention feeling like an outsider, or identifying with Rush lyrics about that subject.

I dunno, that's all I got.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostThat One Guy, on 12 October 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
The same could be said for the recent "Should we have a religion subforum" poll

The forum can change over time to demand. This could be a forum for that if we wanted.

My personal opinion is there probably isn't enough interest here to justify a whole subforum, or subsubforum for that. Could definitely have a "LGBTQQIAOMGWTFBBQ" specific thread, and see how that takes off.

Keep your damn gender/sexuality issues away from my BBQ!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

View Postfraroc, on 12 October 2017 - 07:27 AM, said:

1. The Restless Young Romantics: A subforum meant for the younger fans of Rush or people that only became fans recently and either never seen them live, or only saw them live a few times. This is a place where people can review Rush songs they just listened to for the first time or discuss why they love Rush and what makes Rush tic to them.

2. Against The Run Of The Mill: Seeing as how we have New World Women, a forum for female Rush fans, I think that we should have a subforum for Rush fans who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a place to discuss LGBT issues in the news, share advice about dating, coming out, etc.

Anyway, what do you think?

Maybe the LGBTQ idea could be a thread in the Open Secrets subforum?  Or are you thinking that it would be too hard for new members to find, maybe.

I've never gotten to see Rush live :(        for a whole list of life reasons; I don't want to discuss that necessarily but you are right; maybe a thread or place for those just discovering a song for the first time might be good?  What do others think?    I love the insights others post in the "Gush about Rush" thread but again, it's maybe not the easiest to find.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

I think these are great ideas, as I am a younger fan and lgbt!!

Why am I not surprised?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:36 AM

Why wouldn't it be a thread first to test the waters?
If it fails then a subforum isn't needed.
If it's a massive success then maybe it is worthy of a subforum.

Really, should there be a bluegrass subforum? Probably not. But having a thread to test it out would be where to start BEFORE a subforum is created.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

View Postfraroc, on 12 October 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.

Just a simple question, why can't we do it here?

To some, this forces them to look inward and at themselves, and THAT is what makes them uncomfortable with it

I think it is a great idea

There are, for example, countless online forums on discussing films and television, but I find Video Vertigo to be the most fun - in part, because we have developed relationships here as Rush fans ..

I have people here I consider friends, regardless of Rush .. and all that has come about because of the non Rush topics

fraroc, great idea

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

View Postblueschica, on 12 October 2017 - 11:23 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 12 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 12 October 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

If you want to discuss LGBTQRST issues, go to a forum for that.
But I think the RUSH connection is a piece of the puzzle.
Really?

I can see it.  Being LGBTQ can be isolating to someone who is young, or afraid to come out, or doesn't have any support available to them.  They could feel very much of an outsider, which is something that comes up as well when Rush fans talk.  Fans (esp. when talking about Subdivisions) sometimes mention feeling like an outsider, or identifying with Rush lyrics about that subject.

I dunno, that's all I got.



I'm sure that you don't have to be LGBT to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness.  They're inherent to being a human being. We all feel like that at one time or another.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:54 AM

Quote

I love the insights others post in the "Gush about Rush" thread but again, it's maybe not the easiest to find.

Some has asked that it be pinned but it never was.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

View PostTony R, on 12 October 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

I think these are great ideas, as I am a younger fan and lgbt!!

Why am I not surprised?

Whaaaaaaaaa??

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:00 PM

Have at it i say.....as i probably would participate in neither, lol

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