First off, your tone and commentary is neither appreciated or needed. The DIY Screen Forum has become a very civil place, one of the most civil Forums on AVS. And that is how we like it.
Truth be known, almost all of us do give a ****, and in feeling that way, even low key suggestions are made with that mind-think being considered.If anything, we try our best to convince DIY'ers to up the ante all they can because the end results will bear out the extra effort made almost every time.
Yes, we / anyone could have taken the TS to task, berating him for doing such a simple project, and pointed out the old adage "Trying to make a Silk Purse out of...." But DIY has always been about the DIY'er creatively making those decisions, and if needed, asking for help within the DIY community. In that regard, we might have voted our condemnation by making no response whatsoever...like many do elsewhere when they feel an answer is beneath their notice or effort.
But we did not....you did not....you even took time to make a rather detailed suggestion...without letting the TS know how he was so errant in his effort. And the truth being the TS made the situation as it is by doing it as he did, but just the same he did it the only way he thought he could accomplish his goal, and when he found it wanting, he came on to ask for advice.
But lets look at your suggestion. I personally have found no Black Duct Tape that did not have a sheen to it. And Duct tape can...and will wrinkle eventually.
It wasn't the absolute worst suggestion...and yeah...some have used it before in the past I'm sure. The "Ghetto" comment? Well, that was probably a knee-jerk reaction by Debonaire
, and as I stated, I felt it's lack of refinement, but felt restrained enough to let it slide on by. That was easy, because I can't really remember anyone seriously considering Duct Tape as a border for quite some time.
So don't go away mad...don't even go away. Just play nice and try to overlook the zeal that some of us have for DIY Screen making. Who knows but it might become contagious.