As we have said in the past, discussing a performer's attendance is completely acceptable on the board, as it certainly serves the purpose of informing other theatregoers of important information. Obviously that will elicit a myriad of feelings from different people, and that is fine as well.
Where the problems come is when people without published or verifiable information start making statements as that the performer is purposely using health (m
Ok all, please return the conversation to the topic at hand, rather than the personal in-fighting. We would hate to have to lock the thread because the discussion devolved to bickering. Thank you so much.
Ok all, we are getting wildly far afield from the topic at hand, so we ask that you please dispense with the unnecessary personal entanglements, and get back to the "Alice By Heart" conversation. If that proves to not be possible, we will unfortunately have to lock the thread, as it will indicate to us that the discussion has reached its natural ending point. Thank you so much, and have a good day.
Ok, everybody. I think that it's time to get the conversation back on track. There's no need to bicker amongst ourselves. If that is the line of conversation that this thread continues to take, we will assume that the discussion has run its natural course, and we will lock the thread. Hopefully that won't be necessary.
A number of posts here have violated our rules on personal attacks, and as such we are going to lock overnight as it’s just impossible for us to monitor 24/7 - happy to open back up again in the AM and continue the discussion in a productive manner.
Please remember personal attacks are against our rules and are grounds for suspensions for repeat offenders.
Thank you, and we appreciate your cooperation. Our apologizes to everyone who was keeping this thread on
EDIT: Can whoever runs this app PLEASE fix the problems with typing on here? Every time I make a comment, itdeletes all my quotation marks and apostrophes right before posting, and it’s a bit annoying to have to go back and edit each time."
Thanks for letting us know, our programmer looked into it, and think they have gotten it fixed. If you run into the issue again, please feel free to email us at moderator[at]broadwayworld[
Alright, everybody, I think that this conversation has run it's course, and everyone has had their opinion heard. For the most part, it was civil (while still heated), and we only had to remove a couple of posts that crossed the line. For that, we are grateful!
To the OP, whether you feel that you took anything from the arguments that you had with other posters, I think that there were a number of earnest posters who game you their opinions that hopefully you found helpful.&n
Hi all, first, we want to thank you for keeping this discussion civil, despite it being pretty spirited. However, this thread is supposed to be about "A Star is Born," and it not winning at last night's Golden Globes. While the conversation of Lady Gaga (and other artists) and R. Kelly did arise organically, it's probably better to steer the discussion back to the film and the awards.
If you would like to continue this discussion in one form or another, it
You are correct, LuPita2, Williams has discussed her history of battling depression in the past, which you are free to post about. However, she has not discussed her mental health issues having any impact in her decision to depart "Once on this Island."
If/when she does, that would be a perfectly fine subject to broach. Until that time, making assumptions that those two things are connected is not acceptable on this board. At its heart, that is what began the issues and
natashalost said: "Question for the mods just so I can know going forward — we can’t even link to news articles where an actres herself reveals she’s had mental health problems?"
Yes, we can link to articles where people discuss their mental health. But it's not appropriate continue the conversation beyond what they’ve stated. So in a thread about someone’s performance or departure from a show, that would be off topic and not re
Anakela said: "So the post in this thread with third-hand "the cast and crew can't reach her" information, which makes her sound completely unprofessional if true, is allowed to remain, but links to past interviews with Williams, where Williams herself has publicly spoken about about her mental health, are not allowed?"
All of those posts were removed, but we can only address one post at a time, so it can take a few minutes for us to read through a
Hi all - We're hoping that we can keep this thread about her performance, and not about the personal life of the performer in question, since other than she's left the show at the advice of her doctor - she hasn't addressed anything publicly.
We welcome discussions about mental health and the workplace, but I think that's best suited to the off-topic board. Thanks.
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We discussed that agreement, which is with everyone in the theatre community, in the post that we made earlier today. You can read that here:
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Hi all. More tech savvy Moderator here! We've heard your concerns re user privacy.
At this time there is no plan to make any of the info we collect via Facebook for user authentication public in any way whatsoever - if the board ever implements a rule like that it'd be a separate opt-in process. But again, that's not the plan or goal. It's our way of filtering out users with multiple accounts violating our rules.