This DIY Screen Forum (...and myself...) have been taking hits from "off Forum".....for it seems we (and I) are both too popular with the DIY Screen Crowd, and guilty of monopolizing the available enthusiasts, and steering them down paths they should not go.
Much, if not indeed all of this has been placed on my shoulders, and the continuing onslaught...while negligible to those who only frequent this site...still attempts to degrade the efforts and reputation of this DIY Forum and AVS as a whole.
As for there being any truth to those accusations, well....the numbers cannot lie. If more than even a "very"
small percentage of those who try the DIY apps advocated on this Forum had a poor experience, we'd see a LOT more disgruntlement in the posts. AVS is a great source of help and inspiration, and for certain there exists a bit of jealousy out there elsewhere, respite with accusatory and inflammatory rhetoric.
But, we can be proud that such talk and tactics have no place on AVS's DIY Screens. We have always...and will always rely on the honest commentary of those who have attempted to make a DIY Screen to state their successes...or failures in a honest, open, and courteous manner. Seldom has it ever been the case where a problem someone is / has been having could not be resolved if the DIY'er wants to resolve it.
Just the same, on the Web, there will always be places where those who want to flock together where complaining and recrimination against others is welcome . And yes...it pains me to know I'm often at the center of such comments, primarily because of my willingness to "be there" for whomever posts up a request for help and advice. I can't let that curtail my efforts though...as that would not be fair, or in the interests of those who come looking for help and advice and want a response asap.
As for all of us
here who contribute on this Forum, it can be safely stated that DIY'ers will always find the help they need here on AVS...no matter how much effort that entails and to what extent, and the patience and interest that goes along with such must require.
.........I would like at this conjecture to strongly encourage more DIY Screen End Users with DIY experience they have gained from the help they have received to come back and contribute thoughts and advice to aspiring DIY'ers. Personally, I can usually handle the load myself (...Wife's ire notwithstanding...) but this is a "public"...not a private Forum, and the interaction by those who have experience, both Good, Bad, or Indifferent, are both welcome and encouraged.
With one reservation. Play nice...and post constructively and with the same courtesy you would like to receive yourselves. Let's show those who think otherwise that this is not a "One Man Show" dedicated to just a select few DIY options, but a place where someone can find the
DIY solution that is best suited" for their given circumstances.
Thank in advance for sharing.