Quite a few get deleted, and sometimes this may be justified - if there is personal abuse, for example (as it seems there was against Quinn himself just below). But on the whole, I think this messageboard shows the same worrying trends as the reviews themselves, which is this: that MusicWeb is like a gated community, not open to people outside the social cliques who do not share the same world view as the majority of reviewers, and Len mullenger himself.
I read reviews avidly, and there's undoubtedly a reviewer profile (that John Quinn himself fits very nicely, as his article underlines): ethnically white, middle-aged or retired, male (often called John), well-to-do, reactionary (see all the Sir Thises and Sir Thats that get bandied about, for example), and politely bullying.
I can't be the only person who has noted this over the years. I think MusicWeb thinks far too highly of itself, forever publishing self-praising articles and letting the dogs loose anyone who has the temerity even to THINK there might be something wrong. You can't even suggest (as someone once tried) that the site design is poor without risking bile.
OK, let me have it, boys.
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