The Talk U2 Mod Team

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The Talk U2 Mod Team
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:59:28 PM »
Hello everyone!

ShadowMac here (formerly tigerfan41 on other forums) and I'd like to thank you for joining our new forums. We just launched on October 14, 2017 and are continuing to set things up to provide the easiest, most pleasant U2 fan forum experience available on the internet. We believe in transparency and allowing the members to help choose what this forum does and doesn't include. Part of that transparency is letting you know who is helping out administratively, so here's a quick intro to the current Talk U2 staff:

ShadowMac - Administrator and site founder
An Tha - Administrator
Riffraff - Global Moderator
Codeguy - Global Moderator
Smee - Global Moderator

Our staff will continue to grow as the forums continue to grow, so we invite all interested in moderating to contact any one of the administrators with your interest.

Our rules can be found here: http://forum.talku2.com/index.php?topic=60.0

Thank you!
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 03:24:51 PM by riffraff »

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 04:57:27 AM »
Hi All,

It is a pleasure to be helping out here. Hoping to help build a community here where people feel they want to spend time and where open, mature, thought provoking discussion with a few laughs is the order of the day.

This community will only be as good as all of us make it - so any ideas, suggestions, thoughts etc. PLEASE shout.

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 07:10:09 AM »
Hello everybody!

It's an honor to be a moderator for this great new U2 site. I'm thrilled to see so many of our friends showing up around here. Help us to make this site really shine...enjoy!!
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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 07:44:21 AM »
So who's on lead guitar?

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 11:15:26 AM »
So who's on lead guitar?
We are!  ;D
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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 02:38:34 PM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 03:18:22 PM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.
Guys, the future needs a big kiss!
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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 08:50:18 PM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.
Guys, the future needs a big kiss!
Out from under your beds
C'mon ye people
Stand up for your love!   
(See, it really IS okay to like Boots or Stand Up Comedy!)

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 09:35:36 PM »
Well, then...I'm just gonna let my freak flag fly here: Unknown Caller is a good (and very misunderstood) song.

Just put it out there...blowin' in the breeze...
My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 04:37:28 AM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.
Guys, the future needs a big kiss!
Out from under your beds
C'mon ye people
Stand up for your love!   
(See, it really IS okay to like Boots or Stand Up Comedy!)
I like the songs. But they're not among my favorites. Boots has one of their nicest pre-choruses.

Stand Up Comedy has 'God is love and love is evolutions very best day'. That last verse is sung great. I really don't get the hate towards SUC, we wanted U2 to do things much different than the things they have done before. Ever heard a U2 song with similar guitar riff? Maybe it SUCks ;).
See through in the sunlight

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 05:17:03 AM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.
Guys, the future needs a big kiss!
Out from under your beds
C'mon ye people
Stand up for your love!   
(See, it really IS okay to like Boots or Stand Up Comedy!)
I like the songs. But they're not among my favorites. Boots has one of their nicest pre-choruses.

Stand Up Comedy has 'God is love and love is evolutions very best day'. That last verse is sung great. I really don't get the hate towards SUC, we wanted U2 to do things much different than the things they have done before. Ever heard a U2 song with similar guitar riff? Maybe it SUCks ;).

My problem with Stand Up Comedy is it sounds like a croaky Oasis song lacking pace and direction.  I agree it's good for them to try new things but it just doesn't fit well with the other material on NLOTH - would've been a better song for HTDAAB, or even SOI.  I actually like Boots and always have done - there, I've confessed now  :)

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 07:21:22 AM »
Also want to say hi and express my hope this forum will be friendly, engaging, and that we'll all get involved in the conversations.  No-one should be scared to express their feelings about any and all U2 material.  Did you say you like Boots or Stand Up Comedy?  That's perfectly fine - we're going to be a broad church.  Any ideas or suggestions to improve the place will always be most welcome, so don't be shy.
Guys, the future needs a big kiss!
Out from under your beds
C'mon ye people
Stand up for your love!   
(See, it really IS okay to like Boots or Stand Up Comedy!)
I like the songs. But they're not among my favorites. Boots has one of their nicest pre-choruses.

Stand Up Comedy has 'God is love and love is evolutions very best day'. That last verse is sung great. I really don't get the hate towards SUC, we wanted U2 to do things much different than the things they have done before. Ever heard a U2 song with similar guitar riff? Maybe it SUCks ;).

My problem with Stand Up Comedy is it sounds like a croaky Oasis song lacking pace and direction.  I agree it's good for them to try new things but it just doesn't fit well with the other material on NLOTH - would've been a better song for HTDAAB, or even SOI.  I actually like Boots and always have done - there, I've confessed now  :)
You are 100% right that SUC doesn't fit on NLOTH, but it's still a good song...JFW said it well...that guitar riff is just really WOW!
And, I think Boots is a fun, fun song...and, I'm proud of you for your confession!

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 01:33:08 AM »
Excited to see this forum up and running....I'll be active and engaged !
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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 07:30:21 AM »
Excited to see this forum up and running....I'll be active and engaged !
Welcome to the fun!

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Re: The Talk U2 Mod Team
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2017, 10:25:17 AM »
Maybe a tracklist should be constructed with only those allegedly "cringe-worthy" songs. Put together an album with only those. Because of what it represents to so many (as U2's sad attempt at radio-pop success) GOYB should be considered the lead single. It may be that if all the questionable songs were in one place they would make for a decent (albeit lesser) album. At the very least it would isolate the infection.