|This must be one of the funniest (or scariest) posts I have read in years. Paranoid calls for censorship and for even more censorhip are signs of the desperate state high-end audiophoolery is in.
LOL. Yup, it's sure in a desperate state.
While the audio cables industry is doing just fine, IMO, there's a minority (a small one) on this site who seem hell-bent on crapping on threads, particularly here in the cables forum, with their endless supply of snide comments. While that situation is not yet desperate I think it's safe to say that for many, it's risen well above the level of minor annoyance, to one that should be clarified further by site ownership and the Mods. If the site is deemed to be a free-for-all, and that the existing no-DBT rule is eliminated because it's (possibly) un-enforcible, that's fine, the circular arguments will continue apace. But for now, there seems to be some line drawn in the sand somewhere ("A DBT-Free forum"), and I expect we'll get further clarification on what that actually means soon.
|Why not go even further, Markl? To me it seems that according to your reasoning the skeptics should not be allowed to post anything on any Head-Fi forum.
Please provide some examples of where demanding DBT-style tests is not a thread crap in each of our forums, given the typical thread titles and discussion topics we have. I already did that earlier in the thread, take a look and then ask yourself how do you feel about people posting similar skeptical thoughts in the thread examples I mentioned? Is that cool to you or can you see it's a crap in each case?
As I pointed out, threads like this are an obvious exception. This was not a review of these pebbles from a member, or a thread from a Member asking *which* brand of pebbles he should buy. In those cases, any snide comments (even ones I might want to make) would be a thread crap. In this case, when the purpose of the thread was to ridicule these pebbles, and since it was started by a skeptic, IMO, it's fair game to express opinions pro or con about these pebbles. If non-skeptical members don't want to bother with yet another debate, they certainly don't have to look at a thread like that. Everyone's happy.
Again, if someone wants to start (yet another) thread proclaiming that "Cables make no difference" that's great, all the DBT-ers and skeptics can swarm in that thread and get out all their pent-up hostility. Clearly, in a thread like that, given its topic, debate and skepticism is clearly allowed. It also contains the DBT-ers to a defined area where they can snipe, complain, and condescend to their hearts content without crapping in someone else's thread. (But then this is still just *my* interpretation of the "no-DBT" rule, I could be way off-base, I'm just a Member, not a Mod.)
But I suspect that's not good enough for most of them. I suspect the "thrill" is in upsetting people, not in establishing the superiority of their argument. Being so confined would prevent them from being able to do their trolling where it isn't welcome.
When someone comes in here with a review of some new cables, or is asking for advice on what cables to upgrade to next, drive-by skeptical thread-crapping is completely against the rules, not to mention incredibly rude. This seems reasonable to me, and if one has a problem with that, then clearly, it's because he/she does not want his/her trolling restricted to places where he/she is just talking into an echo chamber with other skeptics. And if that's the case, he/she should ask him/herself why it is they wish to be free to cause trouble, derail threads, and generally try to disrupt the Forum.