1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
Aos, wiggly and pfm are so dull I struggle to find something to read. Also there is the funny phenomena of old threads being resurrected so they can comment on something they read on hs.
They prioritise superficial chumminess over learning and stimulation.
NVA BMU / WTL Versalex / Transfiguration Axia /NVA Phono2 w/ 2nd PSU / GSP Revelation C / Vortexbox Appliance NAS Server / Sonore microRendu USB streamer w/ LPSU / Chord 2Qute USB dac / NVA P90sa / NVA A80MK2 (bass) / NVA A70 MK2 (tweeters) / NVA Cube 1 / NVA TIS MK1 / NVA SSPMK2 / NVA LS6 / NVA AP10H (& 1x additional PS) / Audeze LCD-2
Of course fora do meet other needs than just the communication of information. It is nice to share a cup of coffee with people who have the same interests - and it keeps the fires burning (or the virus contagious).
There is of course the old cartoon, which said: Everyone on the internet is a dog. Or at least you never know if it is a dog. And this gives plenty of room for conflict. Conflict can be fun (i.e. not boring), but it almost always results in someone or other getting hurt.
So Hifi fora do not always centre on hifi (X is not always about X, hut sometimes Y or Z).... And here things can get slippery, moronic or even dull. And almost always useless.
The older I get the less I like conflict. And surely there is room for all sorts of viewpoints. We don't have to agree. We are after all just listening to tunes.
I am willing to declare peace with anyone, even Marco (but I doubt it would last as he will motivate more pisstake - bound to happen), all it needs is to declare *day one* start a fresh and don't refer to the past, and don't create any more conflict that has to be responded to. The instigator of that thread at AudioFart SQ (whatever) says I wont allow him to speak here. Well he was, he joined a few months back and was offered peace, all he had to do was let go of the past. If he did it so would I. First post is "I stand by everything I said in the past" so my *obvious* reaction is "well so do I then, sod off!"
Another example is when I tried to join Audio Abattoir to find out why a couple of them kept going on about NVA being a fire risk, and to try and kick that meme into the dust. The owner wouldn't let me, called me "a shit flinging Gibbon" at least that was funny.
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P50SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 3s, NVA LS6, NVA TIS mk2, NVA SSP mk2, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA BMU, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.
Listening to our music can often be very satisfying, so we are probably releasing lots of endorphins and such like. This is so pleasant that we have to repeat the performance - and repeat the repetition.
But here comes a little design error in our brains: We have the ability to make complex equivalents between all sorts of different things. We can for example see rabbits and tigers and almost anything else in the clouds in the sky. One word can remind us of something completely different. Now I think this very pleasant experience (being showered by endorphins) can remind us of something else: Reaching out for the ineffable. Our hifi thus becomes a portal to the ineffable.
And this in turn becomes complexly equated with getting in touch with something non-human. We are not just on a higher ground, but we are in touch with a higher power - even whilst listening to OZZY Osbourne.
My way of getting in touch with a higher power becomes something important and also sacred to me. I don't really want your way of getting a higher fix to some other higher power. I want may way and my power. There is after all only one God. So I also want you to have it my way.
In other words we are going to get the equivalent of crusades on hifi fora. Death to the infidels and all.
Now that is BORING.