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When I ask myself whether I should do something, I try to ponder "what if everybody acted like this?  Would it be a good thing or a bad thing?" 

 

You should probably stop that.

post #32 of 21452
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

Likewise I echo your sentiment.... By deleting the posts and replacing with periods it negates any benefit to the HF community. Why even bother to post at all then? It just becomes a waste of bandwidth....

 

I see the point you and others have raised, but I think it's perhaps somewhat exaggerated. Music_4321 only blanks a small portion of what he posts to my knowledge. I really don't want this to turn into a debate about music_4321's posting priveledges, especially as I think there are far more interesting debates going on right now, but I'll add a few counter-points.

 

1. Does his blanking his posts directly impact your experience on head-fi in a negative way? Obviously if we all started doing it all the time, it would be a problem. However in this instance it seems pretty easy to ignore. Really, I can only see it being immediately frustrating if one genuinely likes music_4321's posts and was cheated out of the opportunity to read one because it was blanked. If one doesn't care for music_4321's online persona and style of posting however, it seems like his cosigning a portion of those posts to oblivion would be a preferable alternative to his, say, flooding the thread with large walls of text.

 

2. I personally feel we should have the right to delete our own posts if we choose, provided we have a good reason for doing it. We are able to go back an edit our posts, and really blanking is a form of editing taken to an extreme conclusion. A few months ago, for instance, I had to blank several of my own posts because one branch of a particular company gave me permission to post images, and the central HQ ended up feeling differently. Obviously that's not the same context as that of music_4321's actions, however I do trust that music_4321 has his own personal reasons for doing so when he tells me he does. I don't feel I'm in a position to make a judgement call on whether or not those reasons are valid / legitimate / whathaveyou. I get the sense they're deeply felt, so I give him the benefit of the doubt.

 

Obviously the mods are in a position to make a judgement call, and if they decide music_4321 is being unreasonable down the road, so be it. But I think we should give him a chance. In the last instance, I think there was something of a misunderstanding where the mods thought he was blanking rude comments. I'm not sure whether the blanking itself was as much a problem, and I can't find anything about blanking itself in the rules of the forum (obvious there is a rule against abuse, and when someone blanks a post it becomes difficult to determine whether it was abuse or not, but in this case from what I've seen those comments being blanked weren't abusive. Blanking itself doesn't seem to be against the rules).

 

3. Finally, I'll ask, must every post be "beneficial to the HF community?" Especially in a thread like this, I think it's permissible to make posts that are primarily personal in orientation, so long as they don't break any rules or annoy people (and I think a lot of the annoyance in this case comes from pre-existing feelings toward music_4321's persona, not the presence of periods scattered about). However I will say that I think so long as the sum total of one's posts provides a net benefit, then it's still a positive for the community overall. As far as music_4321's posts go---at least in the diary thread---I think that overall they provided a positive contribution. The presence of a few blanked posts doesn't negate that in my opinion.

 

Anyway, like I said, I don't want to drag this out as I think there are more interesting discussions going on now. I do see valid arguments against post-blanking, and I respect people's sentiments about it. But I'm hoping it's something that can be ignored by those who disagree, as I think music_4321 deserves a chance to post here again. If it becomes a problem for the mods, then so be it, but I think coexistence is something we can strive for as well as self-policing.

post #33 of 21452
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

For those who may wonder why I delete my posts, I'll just say that I do not do it because I've said anything nasty or offensive and then suddenly regret what I've said and decide to delete my post(s).

 

 

 

I have actually been a big fan of your minimalist Zen polka dots-style. 

 

What about your musical tastes. I used to listen King Crimson a lot 15 yrs. ago but it's been a long time that I stopped listening to them and British prog rock in general. Since then I moved forward and started listening to marvelous Bollywood music and Sanskrit mantras. Hopefully you'll move forward as well.


Edited by mutabor - 9/11/12 at 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I hate his tone though. It's a mix of scathing sarcasm, and the rage of a thousand year old mummy.

 

What a wonderful image. Of course, I can't help but think of...

 

 

post #35 of 21452
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jgray91 --- Frustration isn't always as bad as a thing as it may seem. Perhaps the posts you have caught make up for the ones you haven't.

Well it doesn't bode well for me if I harbour that feeling for too long. Your assumption is correct though; the ones that I did caught in time does make up for it. One of the more satisfying posts are the ones of your shared music and songs. Those really opened up another world for me besides high-pitched Japanese female artists' songs. wink.gif

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3. Finally, I'll ask, must every post be "beneficial to the HF community?" Especially in a thread like this, I think it's permissible to make posts that are primarily personal in orientation, so long as they don't break any rules or annoy people (and I think a lot of the annoyance in this case comes from pre-existing feelings toward music_4321's persona, not the presence of periods scattered about). However I will say that I think so long as the sum total of one's posts provides a net benefit, then it's still a positive for the community overall. As far as music_4321's posts go---at least in the diary thread---I think that overall they provided a positive contribution. The presence of a few blanked posts doesn't negate that in my opinion.

Haha, if this were a requirement of the forums, then the anime thread surely would've been shut down ages ago. And any other fun, pointless posts in fun, pointless threads.

I'm not saying that this (and the 2nd chapter; haven't been around yet for the 1st) is utterly pointless; I do in fact learned a lot and faster here than the entirety of Head-fi (of course along with other more prominent threads like the T50RP mods threads and the ortho thread, for instance).

But more importantly, QFT!


Besides, for some reason, music's posts somehow complement MF's gear impressions posts. *shrug* If only gif avatar works on Head-Fi, I'd celebrate this new thread with one of my favourite character riding a llama as my new avatar.


Now with 100% more curious bird looking into your soul.
Edited by jgray91 - 9/11/12 at 3:06pm
post #36 of 21452

I'm sad the older one was locked. frown.gif

 

At least we still have a Diary Entries topic. biggrin.gif

post #37 of 21452

Wow, I decide to go into the office for one morning and all heck breaks loose?  Glad for the new thread and the fresh start, but wth happened?

 

BTW eke2k6, those fake Amazon reviews are totally radical - got me in stiches.

post #38 of 21452
I talked with the people at Woo and they made me an offer that's tough to refuse, they'll swap my GES for a stock black WES and I pay the difference, minus some money for my trouble. Otherwise I'm going to be without my amp for a while. That seems good to me.

Also, I finally struck a deal with the guy with the HE-60 (4 months of negotiating???), and I think it's fair. I'm giving him $1600 and a set of my modded T50RPs. Also I'm getting the HEV70 (eww), and a fresh set of earpads. I should have the Senns in a few days, can't wait.
post #39 of 21452
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I talked with the people at Woo and they made me an offer that's tough to refuse, they'll swap my GES for a stock black WES and I pay the difference, minus some money for my trouble. Otherwise I'm going to be without my amp for a while. That seems good to me.
Also, I finally struck a deal with the guy with the HE-60 (4 months of negotiating???), and I think it's fair. I'm giving him $1600 and a set of my modded T50RPs. Also I'm getting the HEV70 (eww), and a fresh set of earpads. I should have the Senns in a few days, can't wait.

 

The HE-60s are wonderful headphones.  I heard a pair at RMAF a couple of years ago, and preferred them to the Stax SR-007.  And at the time I heard them, I had NO CLUE how expensive or special they were, so I didn't have a bias in that direction.

 

$1600 is a lot for headphones, but considering the price that Stax go for, it's completely reasonable on a comparative basis.

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Edited by music_4321 - 9/12/12 at 8:50am
post #41 of 21452
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

 

Somehow we managed to get this far without me making jokes about superstitions like that before.

 

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It's basically giving you some sort of lateral thinking puzzle to try and test your problem solving.  Being assigned a task in a language you don't know seems like it might be testing for the same thing in a different way.

 

 

I don't really think I understand the division between the terms, if there are hard divisions to be made at all.  It could be a continuum.  To me it looks like there are several intersecting independent variable and I don't know if there exists a proper terminology to discus such things unambiguously.

I think so too. But I think Ardgedee has a point as well:

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[fanboy]

Nice thing about jQuery is that it's pure Javascript all the way down, but with the bad parts and inconveniences abstracted away, and unbound by assumptions about environments outside of the browser executing the script. For example, addressing any arbitrary element on a page (eg, the paragraph tag wrapping this sentence) in Javascript can require anything from dozens to hundreds of lines of code. With jQuery it's just $('element'), or, at worst, $('element').has('thing'). There are plenty of other JS libraries and many of them have their strengths, but I haven't really found any as elegantly built as this one.

[/fanboy]

 

As a front-end dev who's worked with a variety of server devs, I have a fair amount of anecdotal evidence that the server-side developers who know how the front-end works can get their part of things done in about half the time that self-ordained specialists can. So it seems a bit arbitrary to ask somebody to write front-end stuff if they're applying for a back-end job, but you have to realize that basic server app development is pretty straightforward, and anybody who can get good passing grades in $language can do an adequate job; the challenge is to find somebody who has curiosity, creativity, and ability to learn on his feet, and that is usually somebody who can do his own job better than adequately.

 

I had to hire my own replacement as I left my last job, and I screened out most of the qualified applicants simply because of some telling evidence that they didn't have the expansiveness of interests that would lead to being able to stay flexible and creative with their work in the ways the job required.

I think there may be a point that backend devs should at least have some knowledge about frontend developing.

 

Maybe a mixture of the two. Anyway, it's late here and I've got the JSON object nicely out in a table. Now I need to sort them based on a column for time. After that I think it should be pretty easy, because a) I've actually created functions for each part of the script, so I can reuse code as much as I want to, and b) I should at least have the knowledge to do everything else since it's basically the same thing, except for using another json file in the same document etcetera. I'm positive I'll manage this.

 

Admittedly, more than half the time went to debugging and not understanding why I never could get data from the json file until it struck me that I had to actually use a server to do this. I thought I could do it locally. Oh well, now I know better.

 

Time to sleep. Good night.

post #42 of 21452
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Originally Posted by barleyguy View Post

The HE-60s are wonderful headphones.  I heard a pair at RMAF a couple of years ago, and preferred them to the Stax SR-007.  And at the time I heard them, I had NO CLUE how expensive or special they were, so I didn't have a bias in that direction.

$1600 is a lot for headphones, but considering the price that Stax go for, it's completely reasonable on a comparative basis.

It is a lot, but they are actually good value for that price (did I really just say $1600 headphones are good value?). I listened to a set for a long while at a meet and I was impressed. IMO, they're brighter than my SR-007 Mk1s, more euphonic than my 009s, and not as mid-centric as the ESP-950s. I believe they'll fit right in with my collection, I'm excited. biggrin.gif
post #43 of 21452
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Brilliant post!


Well, I do love KC, but I've said a couple of times—but perhaps you've missed those "Zen polka dots-style" posts?  wink.gif  —that I generally really dislike most prog rock, which I find incredibly boring, self-indulgent, mostly cerebral exercises by people who play an instrument reasonably well but who ultimately do not, and cannot, create real music — to me it's always been mostly music that lacks substance, real intention & direction.


I've heard Bollywood music, but it's never done that much for me. At least not yet.


Since you don't seem very fond of KC these days, FWIW, here's an interesting article that appeared recently on one of the few newspapers I still have some respect for, or at least a newspaper that hasn't sunk as low as so many others: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f588e100-d7ee-11e1-9980-00144feabdc0.html


lol - I like that you snuck in the Kanye West resample just to see if we are really paying attention. I must admit KC & Fripp have never been my cup of tea. I absolutely respect his abilities - I just think I tend to be drawn to more blues-based rock guitarists rather than what I would call "experimentalists" like Fripp. Yeah, I know, that makes me a boring & conventional...
post #44 of 21452
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


It is a lot, but they are actually good value for that price (did I really just say $1600 headphones are good value?). I listened to a set for a long while at a meet and I was impressed. IMO, they're brighter than my SR-007 Mk1s, more euphonic than my 009s, and not as mid-centric as the ESP-950s. I believe they'll fit right in with my collection, I'm excited. biggrin.gif

 

Heh. Are you getting the set that was circulating at Can Jam Fest? Those were very nice, and like a lot of the Stax headphones (heck, almost everything else there), I wish I had been able to spend more time with them.


Edited by ardgedee - 9/11/12 at 5:32pm
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I'm still looking for an HE60. I decided against the set that was bundled with the Aristaeus because I don't want the Aristaeus (the LL with the second jack's bias set to accommodate the HE60 is what I'd prefer). There are two other offers, but neither seller is getting back to me now for some reason.

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