With respect to ASR I found the technical discussions becoming repetitive.
Yes, very true.
On the other hand people are lazy and do not bother to use the search function or use it incorrectly.
Wading through tons of posts looking for the 'desired' info or looking for the 'correct' info amongst the fud is tiresome.
Besides, people that ask questions are often layman and cannot distinguish a valuable post from nonsense.
Sometimes I try to look for info that was already posted and just post a link when I know the info is already there and have great difficulty finding it myself.
This, combined with the 'instant gratification' to their questions makes, especially newcomers, just simply ask basically the same question, over and over again.
Then the next hurdle is the huge amount of posts from people that mean well or are just annoyed or give incorrect info (or opinions, we know what they can be like) and the rare 'correct info' gets snowed under.
Solutions ? Yeah... there could be several ones and all have downsides.
Removing trolls or shutting them up may just be what they are after just so they can moan about ASR banning them.
I see the current state of things as an unwanted side effect of gaining popularity.
Me ? I just keep regurgitating the info or post links and can only hope readers may see it and have the ability to filter through all the well meant 'suggestions' and rude (or not) replies.
Is it tiring ? Yes... but does it mean I have to stop regurgitating the same info over and over again ? Sometimes when some good answers are already there I just like the posts and say nothing. I only read posts I am interested in though. It is impossible to watch over all threads.
No idea how admins do that (kuddos)
The off topic threads have a way of going off the rails. There were too many people who confused the way the world really is with the way they would like it to be. ASR is not uniquely infected with this kind of behavior.
Yes opinions are like .... and everyone has one... the more people there are the more opinions there are and the bigger the chance someone becomes vocal. Those may not be the 'most desirable' opinions ... alas.
Notify the mods and let them be the judge, they don't read all the threads (I am sure) so ASR members can help there.
But.... a thought police is not the same as 'hostility' police.
Sometimes it may be pure ignorance in good faith, a translation thingy, trolling, stupidity, unwillingness to see things in a different way....
This post is a wave, but it's not a goodbye.
Good to hear.
I could always have a question in the future. For now I'm enjoying my break from the climate around here and some other venues.
A change of pace is often beneficiary, can even be so for your health when one gets too emotional about the very divisive 'all things audio' stuff.