1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
You fling shit at me and I will fling a bigger lump back - that is the simple philosophy behind it.
It started at original Wigwam, Zerogain and PFM. I stated that the industry is full of crooks and explained the bordering on criminal history and bullshit of Linn and Naim and the flat earth, and how the the retailers rip you off. ALL THE INDUSTRY DUNN TRUTHS, many members of those forums couldn't handle the truth as it made them look eeeediots, so I was attacked, I replied, I was attacked more, by more people, because THE TRUTH has been smothered by the bollocks.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain this.
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
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With some people if you criticise their hi-fi systems they take it as personal criticism of them. Especially if they've read a lot of hi-fi magazines, been to a lot of dealer demos, spent a lot of money on what they thought was a great sounding system that is actually a mediocre system.
Or especially if they've had a few below average systems and then fallen for the marketing spiel of one particular manufacturer that's sold them a system that has been better than what they've had before, but is still a mediocre system. With these people they can take it personally if you criticise their world view on hi-fi.
If you're active on hi-fi forums and if you challenge people that have mediocre systems or a stilted view of the world of hi-fi you will make enemies.
For sure you will make more enemies if you have a direct or abrupt posting style.
But then one way of looking at it is: how big a loss is it if you make an enemy with a sensitive flower or a mega ego because of something you've said about their hi-fi or their views on hi-fi?
One is as described by the fanboys, the other is more (much more) than the cantankerous old git he admits to.
Sad to say, the evangelical messages Richard tries to spread are greatly tainted by the internet antics he employs.
The "nice" Richard would have a much better chance of spreading the gospel to non believers.
A bit sad really.
Please elucidate what you are referring to or remove the meaningless generalisation.
Nope. Mandy Rice-Davies.
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Calling people "fecking eedyats".
You may be an educated man, but not everyone is, and it's a very disparaging thing to say. If people don't understand what you say perhaps it's you not explaining things properly.
Also, you are downright disrespectful of other peoples opinions, and you are not (despite what you think) always right.
Most people can cope with strong opinions contrary to their own, but they don't want to feel rubbished and insulted, I'm sure you could learn to be more people friendly.