1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
C'mon Bigman, show us how big and strong you are.
EDIT 17/08/2017 10:27
Lindsay correctly says this post below in the AoS thread is applicable here, so the limits of personal comments are known.
Post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:28 pm
The desire seems to be for *me*, I think it stops at me. If anyone doesn't want one that appears I will remove it. But this one serves a purpose, it will attract lots of new members (mostly undesirable)
But they should note that snakeoilaudio type posts will be removed for smut and libel. Genuine beefs preferred not just gratuitous insult about how I look or dress or that level of stupidity - there will be limits.
Wouldn't it be nice for Marco to join and let rip - entertainment all round
However, since those bad old days I've taken your no nonsense web personality and simply love the fruits of your knowledge when I sit down to a session of evening /late night music- top man!
Let's see if it takes the wind out of the sails of the people that have been criticising you on Audio Talk?
They are quite welcome to come on here and post their thoughts on you, if they wish. Let's see if this thread siphons off some of the off-topic stuff we've been seeing over there? Let's see if anyone has the courage to come and criticise you here.
What I will say is that I have respect for Richard Dunn. Respect for his ability to hear the sonic differences between equipment at bake-offs - more quickly than I can. It'd be fair comment to describe him as golden eared. Respect for him reporting the results of bake-offs in an honest manner.
Respect for his knowledge and experience in the world of hi-fi including his ability to find good sounding used items for very little money. Respect for his ability to make and sell good value for money equipment.
Of course, nobody's perfect. But I'm not going to criticise him here now as that would be nit-picking and overly negative. And I'm quite happy to leave the criticism up to other people - if they think they can say something constructive...
If the cap fits, wear it!
The Doc/Richard/RD/Dickie, well, his web persona does him no favours whatsoever and the way he speaks, both to members here and other formites elsewhere (where he isn't banned) leaves a lot to be desired. Simple niceties would improve his online image no end, but he's too long in the tooth to change, which is sad because in real life (yes, I have met him just the once) he is engaging and knowledgeable. Its a shame that he's perceived as the Herman Goering HiFi Tank Division. Far too much Blitzkrieg.
But as I tried to point out to Biggy elsewhere on HFS, he is passionate about the business, the way we are ripped off and as has been proved recently, his kit is incredibly good value too. He should be judged on the later, not the razor sharp soundbites which seem to feed the detractors and trolls on other forums.
I've seen him compared to Marmite and I happen to like Marmite
Now where is my tin hat? Shit, I've left it at home. Bugger! (looks for tin hat smiley, but can't seem to find one)
RichB, describing the AoS forum admin Marco, 4th July 2017
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.
after ian and i cancelled our little get together to hear some phono stages richard contact us a few days later to say if we still wanted to hear his ones he would bring them down to ian's place.
due to a cock up the phono stages were for mc and not mm cartridges so we didn't get to hear them, he has since converted them over for mm and is sending them back down.
he was with us from 11am to 9pm and both ian and myself didnt know what to expect lol
we both found him pleasant,friendly and in fact nothing like the man on the internet,we enjoyed chatting to him about his varied history in hifi etc and both agreed what a great day we'd had. you are welcome back anytime!
who would have thought it!