Originally Posted by krabapple
So, I am thinking I could start an AVSF thread in Audio Theory that says "Look, I am NOT interested in your subjective, anecdotal audio experiences, so if that's what you want to bring, just STFU", and then, if others perversely DO go ahead and post repeatedly about how their switch from HDMI to toslink just LIFTED A VEIL, I could stomp off in a huff to Hydrogenaudio?
Your analogy is wrong on multiple fronts:
1. As I said, and I am sure you remember, it was not one thread like that but countless. Indeed, there was not one thread that did not have such interruptions. Remember our friend DougW?
2. It wasn't just one person leaving. It was many. So it is not the same as you alone leaving. We could think of one person getting emotional but so many?
3. No one stated as you did and no one left as a result of that thread. The request was put forth respectfully hoping, praying, that folks would have something better to do than to interrupt that thread just the same.
And then Chu can make a regretful post in 2016 about how cool the Audio Theory forum of AVSF used to be when guys like me were around. Awesome!!
Oh, now it is "guys?" When did it become plural? You said you would stomp and leave. If many people left, yes, Chu could reminiscent about the old days of balanced discussions and viewpoints. And he would be right.
Wow, an AVSF thread being compared to regimes in *EGYPT*, *IRAN*, and *SYRIA*?? But hey, I'll run with it for giggles -- are the minds and hearts behind the Arab Spring revolts leaving the Middle East? Settling down in havens safe from state-sponsored thugs who do what objectivists do to 'real audiophiles'? You know, torturing, raping, and shooting them?
The minds and hearts of the people was not about leaving AVS either. They stayed here. They put up with random arguments one of the other. A few *months* went by and the situation only got worse. Then someone created a better place for them to hang in. They took a look, and the exodus occurred. That wasn't WBF btw.
Bottom line is that people make their choices. Those choices were not because of AVS. It was because of the conduct of a few. If the few are proud of it as you seem to be, well then my case is made.
Look at Diomaniac and Audiosavant. 99% of their posts are one-liner complaints about something I have said. I can take them but why do you? Is that what a positive culture tolerates? Nope. But the theory of my enemy's enemy is my friend applies, damn human sensibilities.
Oh dear me, some good and true and innocent subjectivists felt harassed to the point of departure by the mean old relentless DBT people?
What is it with you all keep playing this victim card? You are not really that good of a bully
. They left because they couldn't have a discussions among themselves. If people come to a restaurant and the same stranger keeps pulling a chair next to them and wants to tell them which way the world turns, eventually people stop coming to that restaurant. It doesn't mean if they got into a fist fight, they couldn't beat the snot out of the village idiot.
They left because the forum didn't provide a healthy and relaxing place for them to discuss their hobby.
How awful for them! Where ever will the go, what ever shall they do?
Don't feel bad for them, feel bad for you. They are all fine, enjoying their discussions elsewhere with peace and respect. Feel bad for the members here who no longer benefit form their experiences. All because the few of you couldn't think of something more useful to do than to pick fights. And pick fights many times while lacking deep knowledge in the positions taken.
And how awful for us here at AVSF, that instead of a thousand flowers blooming, there's only 9,995! Maybe if we add more fertilizer they'll grow here again??
The reality distortion field is strong around you
. 9,995? It is a rare thread where someone here discusses anything but what you advocate. No wonder you all keep going at it. You still think it is the world against you.