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    Looks like a good idea. Close it. But point out in a sticky that the 'General Discussion' subforum isn't the new place to start this kind of threads.
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    No i think this forum shall remain . It's one the few where squeezeboxes and audio can be discussed together .

    And it's a breathing hole from most of the anti intellectual pseudoscience that have debilitated our hobby ?

    There is a lot of audio stuff worthy of discussion .

    And it's actually also worth to discuss some of the pseudoscience to , namely how this kind of thinking sort of creep in to the design stage of products when the commercial magazines and other sites does completely uncritical coverage of products .
    It refreshing to someone voice opinions somewhere .
    Many really expensive products are of increasingly weird design , if someone made an effort and a good looking product that cost a lot that does not automatically make it worthwhile . But the absolute sound for example would never figure it out ?

    And how the backwards thinking slows progress . Finally about 20-30 years to late we are beginning to se more active speakers ?
    And the promising developments in switchmode tech that hypex and NAD have done ( previously I was not impressed by earlier efforts , but I ultimately thinks this will be better than traditional amps in every way ).

    If other forums are filled with endless treads about the greatest sounding USB cables does not mean they contribute in any way to the progress of audio or is of any help to the ones interested , the opposite is more likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    No i think this forum shall remain . It's one the few where squeezeboxes and audio can be discussed together .
    Except that they are not. EVER.

    Nuke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeny View Post
    I haven't been a frequenter of this forum for a while - only just participated in it after a long hiatus but I notice a rash of posts from a core group of posters who seem to want to embarrass & denigrate anybody who posts their sonic impressions.
    Given the outcome of those threads that you started after the long hiatus Jkeny, I can see why you would now wish to cover your tracks! ;-)

    What effect have they had on your DAC product sales on your web site?

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    Seriously? Close the forum because you donít like it? I find it entertaining, obviously others agree.

    If you are that offended by this forum then simply stop reading & posting to this forum (which is the same result as closing the forumÖÖ. for you). Meanwhile leaving well enough alone for those who do enjoy it.

    I donít like tofu as itís taste & texture offends me. But Iím not going to lobby my local grocer to stop selling it or ask the moderators of the tofu forums to cease. Silly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    Seriously? Close the forum because you donít like it? I find it entertaining, obviously others agree.

    If you are that offended by this forum then simply stop reading & posting to this forum (which is the same result as closing the forumÖÖ. for you). Meanwhile leaving well enough alone for those who do enjoy it.

    I donít like tofu as itís taste & texture offends me. But Iím not going to lobby my local grocer to stop selling it or ask the moderators of the tofu forums to cease. Silly!

    http://able2know.org/forum/tofu/
    I agree; keep it open. It is all very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    No i think this forum shall remain . It's one the few where squeezeboxes and audio can be discussed together .

    And it's a breathing hole from most of the anti intellectual pseudoscience that have debilitated our hobby ?

    There is a lot of audio stuff worthy of discussion .

    And it's actually also worth to discuss some of the pseudoscience to , namely how this kind of thinking sort of creep in to the design stage of products when the commercial magazines and other sites does completely uncritical coverage of products .
    It refreshing to someone voice opinions somewhere .
    Many really expensive products are of increasingly weird design , if someone made an effort and a good looking product that cost a lot that does not automatically make it worthwhile . But the absolute sound for example would never figure it out ?

    And how the backwards thinking slows progress . Finally about 20-30 years to late we are beginning to se more active speakers ?
    And the promising developments in switchmode tech that hypex and NAD have done ( previously I was not impressed by earlier efforts , but I ultimately thinks this will be better than traditional amps in every way ).

    If other forums are filled with endless treads about the greatest sounding USB cables does not mean they contribute in any way to the progress of audio or is of any help to the ones interested , the opposite is more likely.
    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    Seriously? Close the forum because you don’t like it? I find it entertaining, obviously others agree.

    If you are that offended by this forum then simply stop reading & posting to this forum (which is the same result as closing the forum……. for you). Meanwhile leaving well enough alone for those who do enjoy it.

    I don’t like tofu as it’s taste & texture offends me. But I’m not going to lobby my local grocer to stop selling it or ask the moderators of the tofu forums to cease. Silly!

    http://able2know.org/forum/tofu/

    Agree. We're all adults here. And it's an internet forum. If one doesn't have thick enough skin, one shouldn't post or read here (or virtually any other internet discussion forum). No one is forced to read this forum, and if there are particular posters that annoy you, it is simple to place them in "ignore" mode so you don't see their posts.
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    I say keep this sub section open. I rather enjoy taking potshots at the kool-aid drinking audiophiles but I have to admit it is getting to be too much like shooting fish in a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    I rather enjoy taking potshots at the kool-aid drinking audiophiles but I have to admit it is getting to be too much like shooting fish in a barrel.
    This is the "Audiophile" sub-section, so why would those who aren't interested in such things post here? If you were the moderator, then would you encourage thread-craps and personal attacks?

    Finally, what does it say about you and few of your followers who derive such pleasure from attacking others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh901 View Post
    This is the "Audiophile" sub-section, so why would those who aren't interested in such things post here? If you were the moderator, then would you encourage thread-craps and personal attacks?

    Finally, what does it say about you and few of your followers who derive such pleasure from attacking others?
    Like I said the pleasure is fading since t is getting to be too much like shooting fish in a barrel.
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