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Thread #162666   Message #3932592
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
22-Jun-18 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
This is a very saddening thread. In places it feels like a shouting match.

I find many of the posts disrespectful to Steve Roud. I know little about the man, but I have seen some of his work, and he does not merit such disrespect. He comes across as a nice reasonable thoughtful guy.

I feel it is disrespectful to visitors to the site.

The same points are made over and over again, in heated language, often by people who in more or less the next post object to heated language.

There are lengthy, repetitive posts which fail to do the readership the courtesy of checking over for typos, punctuation, and paragraphing. This sort of stuff is a) no pleasure to read and b) needlessly difficult to get sense out of and c) not likely to encourage people to change their views. It is ironic that some of these posts have been made by people who claim that 'the folk' can produce beautiful, expressive language.

On buying this book, when I try to enlarge diagrams, song tunes etc on Kindle versions they won't enlarge, unlike the print. This has rendered some books I have bought on Kindle almost useless. So I shall not be buying the Kindle version of this one, in case.