Hey JK after rereading this whole thread an Idea struck me What about a dedicated thread where we can all list any affiliations that might pose a conflict of interest? My conflicts For the record I spent 8 years working for Full Compass We could basically get anything and I have received gifts and other compensation from every major manufacturer and have relationships with all of them So I feel my conflicts balance For instance when I bought my last set of of new monitors. The Genelec Rep was at my wedding, and I have known the then Quested Rep since I was 12 !
After some recent threads and conversations, I just wanted to state openly what I've been thinking. Some of the conversation has been somewhat negative/mean spirited lately - and I haven't done the best job of moderating. I also instigated one in particular, so I'm speaking about myself as well.
I've kind've realized that my initial approach of "anything goes" just seems to scare manufacturers and members away. My initial goals were to have a place that wasn't filled with shills and conflicts of interest - I think we've done that well. But I also never liked the constant bickering and one-upmanship that seems to happen other places...so, I guess I'm kind've changing philosophies a little. I need to moderate more effectively and try and keep things on topic and less disrespectful. I think we should all remember that most of these guys have broken their backs (and wallets) to bring some of these products to market...so, when we say, "That was weird" (what I said) about their product announcement video, it's just mean spirited and ultimately isn't what we're here to talk about. I feel like I probably started that whole conversation rolling downhill.
Anyway, I want this place to be an advocate to manufacturers. I want them to want to come here. I also want it to be a place where you guys can come here and get answers.
I'm not going to make this place un-fun and I'm not going to be like a certain mod that rhymes with Piper Pool...but I AM going to start actually, well, moderating.
Just wanted to post something up to let you know what's going on. Thank you guys for being here! Hopefully, these changes will make this place even cooler than it already is.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2017 17:42:04 GMT -6 by Johnkenn
BTW - I'm not discouraging honesty or asking people to be fanboys...I'm just asking us all to think twice before we diss someone and their life's work.
Also, if I delete something of yours, please don't freak out...it's not personal, but maybe just re-think about how it might have affected others. You're welcome to repost the same idea just re-worded to be a little more respectful.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2017 18:06:17 GMT -6 by Johnkenn