post #31 of 157
7/4/09 at 5:33pm
I think it is almost impossible to moderate the avalanche of information available at head-fi (that happens on every internet forum).
If people were here reading excellent reports from other users, moderators were not obliged to employ independent electronic engineers to test each and every amplifier.
I presume this role is assigned to an independent product safety certification organization (such as http://www.ul.com), Federal Communications Commission (About the Federal Communications Commission) or at least U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC Home Page - About Tab).
Just observe any electronic equipment in your house and you are going to see that all of them have several certifications and notes of compliance with international standards.
Having said that, I think moderators should not in any way criticize the noble attitude of the author of this thread.
Although the vast majority of head-fi users will not fully understand how an electronic circuit works, neither learn how to repair it or deal with high voltages, it helps to put trust again in the user related information head-fi makes possible to transmit.
All in all, these are the cons and pros of free speech...