^^^ I see this all the time. I see threads get locked as a result of a member crapping all over another member because they shared their honest opinion. Fanboys (and girls) will get all defensive and in your face if you say anything bad about gear they like. I was looking at an article on InnerFidelity today and some guy there said literally said that his opinion was better than another persons. He said quote "Let me put it this way Sir. Some people's opinions are actually better than other's. That's just the way it is in the real world. In other words, mine is better than yours." I didn't take anything out of context or anything like that. He goes on later to say in his post that "The beginning of your story should have been a spanking your parents failed to give you." and then (ironically) "It's called manners". He also brags about how he's had decades of published audio reviews. I wasn't registered on InnerFidelity but I just had to sign up to tell this jerk what I thought of him. That is just one example but I have seen this all over the internet . . . basically any place where you can post your own comments actually. I see it on Youtube (don't ask me why I even read comments in the first place . . . Youtube is just full of a bunch of immature 12 year-olds) . . . EVERYWHERE. Can we all be a little more civil please?
EDIT: It is of my humble opinion that all members of Head-Fi that partake in activity like this should first be given a warning and then if they still continue after they have received a warning, they should receive a temporary ban from the site. Then if they come back and they still want to cause trouble, give them a permanent ban. I HATE it when people are condescending, pompous (the list goes on with whatever other adjectives your brain can think of) jerks. People need to be more kind, courteous (etc.) to other people when on online forums. I don't know . . . this is just my $00.02. And please don't interpret this as me trying to tell the Head-Fi staff what to do . . . I like them a lot and I can definitely appreciate how much work they put into this site. I'm sure it is not easy being an admin/moderator for Head-Fi and it is a fact (I'm sure that any one of the staff would agree with me on this) that they cannot know everything that is happening on Head-Fi at every second. It is a sad fact that people like this cause problems every day and a lot of them get away with it with absolutely no consequence at all.
Edited by Double-A - 7/12/12 at 3:46am