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The idea of the
BlueBook is to have a Steely Dan Fan discussion board that stays more
focussed on Steely Dan and doesn't stray as far away from Steely Dan
as perhaps some other forums do. By staying more focussed, the hope
is to foster more engaging and worthwhile discussion that doesn't waste
readers' time. In short, maximize signal and minimize noise with a goal
of no static at all.
That said, the
BlueBook is not for everyone and those people are encouraged to explore
the cornucopia of other SD Fan blathering outlets, blog-dispensers and
That's not to say,
every post has to be literally about Steely Danno, no, no. Sometimes
posts are totally about Steely Dan, while other posts don't mention
Steely Dan but carry-on in our heroes' spirit of humor, musicianship,
irony and hipness. It's understood that a little off-topic personal
posting is good. But chronic off-topic posting can dilute collective
interest. Then we all miss out on the Steely rumors and discussion which
is the main reason for this place's existence.
What is too off-topic?
How much is too much? Hard to say, but ask yourself, if people will
really care to read what you ate for dinner last night or hear about
your uvula. (I'm sure there are exceptional times when Danfans will
care.) Extensive political rantings are a no-no.
It's sorta like
on the wonderful, intelligent and hip NPR radio show, "Marian
McPartland's Piano Jazz," when Marian and the guest start reminiscing
about old times and friends. The personal talk is great to a certain
extent, but then they catch themselves and cut back to the main topic,
the music, since they know the listeners will be bored.
So, the following
guidelines are by no means etched in stone or rigidly enforced. However