Originally Posted by Dynero
Callas, I agree that swapping gear stories is good and ultimately leads to great informed decisions but can they at least involve Dynaudio in the discussion? So it's not an open audio thread, the post I initially complained about had three pairs of speakers none of which were Dynaudio, and had absolutely no connection to Dynaudio in any way shape or form.
Imagine you're in a Ferrari thread and somebody posts a completely unrelated Jaguar post? I mean do you think that's appropriate reading for the thread?
You noticed I never had a single peep about Octa Dynes Raidho post even though he was saying it was better than Dynaudio? It was because Dynes were still part of the discussion. That was cool and pretty much fair play because I could read about Dynaudio.
However when someone posts about speakers that have no connection to the thread and does not mention anything about the host thread, well I think that isn't quite fair.
I have really mixed feelings about continuing on.
OT1H...I don't want to be a baby; I don't want to pout. I'm a big believer in, sh*t-happens...and men say their F-Us; and then they say "sorry bro", and have a beer. I try not to make it personal...although a lot of people, have
made it personal; both in and out of the public eye.
Dynero's big point of contention...at least initially; were the pictures! He thinks I'm an ego-maniac; he thinks, I just like talking about my
stuff...even though it has no relevance to the Dyn thread. He seems to have conveniently ignored...I was asked
...to post those pictures.
I don't give a flying fcuk...if you guys know about my gear or not. A) I don't need
to share, B) I have "friends"...I correspond with privately; other enthusiasts and 'philes, for when I do
want to share and talk shop. And C) lately, it's met with ridicule and disdain anyway. So why would I fight for that?
D) You think AVS, is the only forum on the InterWeb?? I've said it before: I don't think of it, as being gear
specific; I think of it, as being about community. As Callas said...and I have said, many times before him: I'm simply talking about other products where I feel comfortable with the people I know and trust.
Dynero...you said "imagine you're in a Ferrari thread and somebody posts a completely unrelated Jaguar post? I mean do you think that's appropriate reading for the thread"? Truth...if I loved cars
; or performance cars...I don't see why I would have a problem with a Jaguar post...or Porsche post, etc. Now...if all I cared about was Ferraris
; and that it made me feel special, that it was Ferrari...and everything else I sh*t on. Well...then
I could see, getting all bent out of shape about a Jaguar post.
And you know...I realize this is a little "rude", and "inflammatory"; but I'm not trying to start a war of words...I'm just explaining my feeling toward the thread these days. That's kind of how I feel, about some of the members here (and I'm not singling anyone out...and I'm not even singling-out Dynero); that it's not audio
they love...it's Dyn. There's Dyn...and everything else sucks, or is not worth discussing; or takes the attention off of Dyn, Dyn, Dyn. And then...there's the financial
interests; but we won't even go there.
While I appreciate this idea of...well, you can post about other gear; as long as you mention, or tie it back to Dyn. I find it kind of ridiculous. I mean...how sincere is it, to add as an after-thought
"oh yeah...something about Dyns". You want me comparing
, against Dyn? I don't think so. While I have never bad-mouthed Dyn...and think they are
quality speakers; obviously, I prefer others. How many times, does OD_D have to get bashed about his Raidho, for me to figure out that's
not a good idea?
I suppose I could talk about gear
; but really...I don't find DACs, to be speaker-specific. Nor pre-amps for that matter. I guess I could say "hey...I tried XYZ amp; and in addition to sounding nice, with my ABC-brand speaker...I think it would pair well with Dyns". But how many posts is that; one, two...lol?
Nah; the whole spirit
of the thing...you must
way, you must not
way. It's like we're in Krakow. Dynero's right; I've said "goodbye" before, and I'm usually back...because I do miss it in a way. But it's also become very hypocritical. I get criticized for posting too much; why...because I have the most to say? Anyone, is free to post 100 times, to my one; but why hate on me, for having the time and inclination? My opinion...it's hypocrisy; when someone says "you treat this thread, like your own personal blog"...what I hear is "you get the lion's share of the attention; and I don't like that...oh, unless it's me
Bottom line: it just doesn't feel fun
anymore...and I truly have nothing left to contribute here.