Originally Posted by sorabji
rec.audio was the original noisegroup. When the noise became so high that group became useless, it was split up between rec.audio.opinion and the moderated rec.audio.high-end. RAO degenerated into not being about audio at all and became a hangout for the mentally ill. (Middius, et al)
I once had a post to RAHE rejected because I used the word "nonsense".
Yes, it was RAHE I was referring to. Had a post rejected because the question was about two sentences and didn't require an answer more complicated than "Yes." The post to quote ratio wasn't good enough. But if I had written a significantly longer and completely needless reply, it would have been ok even though the whole point of the quote to post ratio was to save bandwidth.
But yeah, RAO and RAHE pretty much represented the two extremes. Unmoderated and moderated to the point of idiocy.
Since you appear to have been around for a while, were you ever a member of The Audiophile Network BBS?