Originally Posted by mcnarus
I can't think of any comment less appropriate to a forum like this one than the suggestion that people holding certain ideas don't belong here.
What I was trying to suggest was that there seem to be forums on the internet dedicated to the idea that a good deal of high fidelity audio is snake oil, and it appears that these forums are designed for people to discuss measurements, etc. and the "objective" aspects of audio at length.
On the other hand, IMO, this site, with the exception of this forum perhaps, has a different feel. It's hard to articulate it exactly, but if you read the other forums on this site, it kind of has the feel of more of a true hobbyist's site, than a scientific forum (and I don't think the word "Science" in the forum has any relevance). On other forums on this site, people have fun discussing what equipment they have, why certain equipment sounds better or provides a better picture than their old equipment, how to help people get the most out of their equipment, what new products are being developed and what improvements they might offer, etc.
On the other hand, this forum is different and somewhat unique on this site. And I think the repeated posts on this forum that contain negativity about the hobby and the people in it, and repeated posts that CDP's all sound the same, audio reviewers are crackpots, audio salespeople are charlatans or morons, and anybody who believes otherwise is just like an idiot that believes in UFO's or evolution, and so on and so forth, is not beneficial to this site.
In my personal opinion, people who wish to advance an agenda of the sort discussed should appropriately do it on an "objectivists" site. I'm sure some of you don't agree with this. That's understandable. You're here for a reason -- to set forth your agenda.
In any event, I don't own the site, so my personal opinion probably doesn't matter a hill of beans to several of you for that matter. But I know I'm not alone in this regard.