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It seems to me that over the years productive discussions at HA have slowed down while useless bickering and retreading of the same old misconceptions has increased. How many thousands of threads like "Vynil or digital?" does this world of ours really need? And there's a good chance that thread and others like it are deliberate (and very successful) trolls.I don't think this decline is just the way of all the world. I think there are things that can be done to change the atmosphere and reputation of this community and spare a lot of wasted time and antagonism.
It seems to me that over the years productive discussions at HA have slowed down while useless bickering and retreading of the same old misconceptions has increased.
How many thousands of threads like "Vynil or digital?" does this world of ours really need?
And there's a good chance that thread and others like it are deliberate (and very successful) trolls.[
I don't see the OP of that vynil thread being mistreated at all
In fact the first few answers were right to the point and simple enough for a newbie.
Oh, so you're running for the position of Administrator Of Politically Correct Thought?
Retreading of the same old misconceptions is one of those things that audio forums do. Throttling that is a sure fire way to slow the place down even more.
I agree that it would be kinda nice to not bother with the old misconceptions
You and I have different definitions of successful trolls.
It's always a great day for fishing here.
"Don't Be Played: A Guide To Recognizing and Avoiding Counterproductive or Insincere Internet Discussions."
For a troll, seeing their post provoke people into making a hundred and forty useless posts and thus waste hours of people's time is a wonderful return on their small initial investment.
ajinfla, you needle me for making that point, but you were making exactly the same observation with your post saying OP got his moneys worth for sure LOL.